I love Australia for many reasons. Now there's one more: The Ernie Awards.
These trenchant accolades are bestowed upon those men, women or organizations who are voted as having uttered the year's most sexist remark on public record.
This year the Golden Ernie goes to Liberal senator Bill Heffernan for accusing Julia Gillard of being "deliberately barren," and therefore unsuitable for political office as she is out of touch with the reality of everyday life.
My favorite runner-up (simply because it is so reprehensible) is former celebrity chaffeur, Gordon Wood, who upon identifying his girlfriend's body at the morgue, asked the attendant if he could have a quick look at her tits.
God, the world is full of horrible people.
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