Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ernie Awards

FOUR hundred women assembled in the NSW Parliament House dining room on Monday to clap and cheer the Ernie Awards-the feminist awards for comments or opinions deemed offensive to the feminist audience.

They're named after Australian Workers Union secretary Ernie Ecob, famed for his misogynist remarks. His piece de resistance :" Women aren't welcome in the shearing sheds. They're only after the sex,"!

Some honourable mentions:

The Gold Ernie and Media Ernie
 News Corp journalist Andrew Bolt for saying : 'Can the Australian Defence Force afford this social engineering, in which gender becomes a qualification - and a fault line? What will this do to the tight mateship so critical to a fighting unit? Does a woman turn her male colleagues from warriors to escort?'

The Political Ernie
Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott for standing in front of the placards describing the Prime Minister as 'Bob Brown's Bitch' and 'Ditch the Witch.'

The Warnie for Sport
Aussie Rules footballer Spida Everitt for saying  : 'Girls! When will you learn! At 3am when you are blind drunk & you decide to go home with a guy, it's not for a cup of Milo!


The Elaine
Liberal Party MP Pru Goward for attacking the community workers equal  pay case, saying they 'failed to make their case' and referred to the 'so-called' wage gap.