In one sentence Abbott reveals what he thinks of women

8 Aug

The problem with the Australian practice of abortion is that an objectively grave matter has been reduced to a question of the mother’s convenience. Tony Abbott. 

Reduced by whom? Who has reduced abortion to a question of the mother’s convenience? Well, according to Tony Abbott it must be women who have reduced abortion to a question of the mother’s convenience, presumably because:

  • Abortion is a “grave” matter and women are incapable of perceiving it as such because they are women, stupid.
  • Women are dumb, or at least a whole lot dumber than Tony Abbott.
  • Women need men like Tony Abbott to guide them on the matter of abortion because they are too wilfully unintelligent to grasp its complexities all by themselves.
  • Women will, willy nilly if you let them, rid themselves of unwanted foetuses because they don’t know any better and what’s more, they don’t feckin care, do they?
  • Women actually have no moral compass.
  • Women are innately frivolous and untrustworthy.
  • Women don’t know half as much about abortion as do men like Tony Abbott.
  • Women must be made to understand how serious it is to abort a foetus because they clearly just don’t.
  • Women are twats.
  • Women will murder their children unless men like Tony Abbott stop them
  • Men like Tony Abbott have a moral obligation to protect women from themselves.
  • Men like Tony Abbott have a moral obligation to protect a foetus from its mother who will kill it, just because she thinks it will inconvenience her.
  • Women are pathologically selfish when it comes to a foetus.
  • Women have no grasp of the awesomeness of life.
  • Women are not men.
  • Women are not Tony Abbott


36 Responses to “In one sentence Abbott reveals what he thinks of women”

  1. 730reportland August 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Ahh Nice One! .. You left out ..
    Women need Mr-Rabbit to be the keeper-of-the-key of their `chastity`belts`.


    • helvityni August 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

      Oh dear, but men need women at least to keep track of their mobile phones, car keys, important papers, their reading glasses, pasports…

      Who is is going to remember where the chastity belt key is hidden…not a mere man. 🙂


      • hudsongodfrey August 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

        So many chastity belt jokes…so little time 🙂


  2. hudsongodfrey August 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Speaking of sentences Abbott as PM sounds very much like a something I wouldn’t want to be “sentenced” to!

    As for his statement the word “objectively” strikes me as most contentious in all this. By any reasonably objective standard RU486 is objectively preferable to surgical termination. Whereas by NO ethical or evidentiary standard is the religiously motivated view that every zygote, blastocyst or embryo are scared in any way objectively verifiable.

    He’s not only treating women as if their incompetent to make sound choices about their own bodies the clear inference is that men are co-opted into this patriarchal bullshit.

    But what makes me even madder than his false pretence of objectivity is the word “reduced”. How the fuck does he dare say that women reduce the responsibility that they have for their own fertility to a matter of “convenience”! Like so many of his other political views this is a matter of ideology giving rise to wilful mischaracterisation that the lived experience of so many others completely and utterly contradicts. And yet he dogmatically regurgitates this vile stool water time and time again, against gays, refugees, environmentalists and now women.

    It would seem to me that one of the primary roles of any society is to care for the least of its members. How with that in mind could we ever accept a leader so clearly disinclined to listen to any of the categories of people who make up our society’s most needful of support. The man is simply lacking in the kind of character that should be the minimum qualification for such high office. It is he not women whose failure it is to take the issue of choice seriously enough.


  3. paul walter August 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    HG, et al, he knows full-well what he is up to. His tactics are straight from the John Howard and Tea Party dog-whistle handbooks. He seeks a coalition of the uninformed, sold on his nonsenses based on the “othering” of people outside of that part of the electorate he is massaging.
    He wants critical mass in shaming “others”, to allow acceptance of life on his terms. He is the true Platonic Guardian of the sort that Popper decried as a threat to a free society.
    That is, a Fascist.
    He and his ilk will decide who lives and dies. As we have seen in the US this week with the Temple massacre, there is a definite culmination in this logic and not one likely to be of long term benefit to the likes of this readership.
    Don’t think just because only Abbott says it and its mainly directed at right wingers to start with, that its unproblematic.
    This morning I received a polite, cold reply to a recent E-mail of mine sent to my MP concerning the Parliamentary joint inquiry set up to consider dangerous (imho) proposals allowing even more surveillance and censorship of the internet.
    In a healthy society such proposals would be laughed out of the room, but in an age of uncertainty, if politicians can convince enough already ignorant people they are being “got at”, it becomes easier to both foister a more authoritarian state onto society and create the very conditions that allow for yet more dumbing down and crackpot rule by fiat later, as unpalatable truths are buried by censorship and long dead furphies, prejudices and myths of the sort that Abbott and his Lyons forum confederates go on with, are reintroduced into the common wisdom, in the absence of logic, rationality, science and real world information to challenge these.


  4. paul walter August 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Although you do have to wonder, if Abbott’s position is correctly interpreted by Dr Wilson, what devilish crafty creatures women might be.
    A man’s ceaseless shepherding work of guidance and correction is never done. “(any) Man’s Burden?”


    • Jennifer Wilson August 9, 2012 at 10:56 am #

      Anyone in Melbourne interested in this campaign for reproductive rights:


      • paul walter August 9, 2012 at 11:47 am #

        What are they calling themselves…bwa!
        Once again, straight out of the T Party manual.
        Re Hypocritiphobe’s comment, it is certain the Abbott’s politics are the politics of Cameron and the US Republicans- Austerity, moralism and surveillance, paired with the decoupling of Big Business from its financial and ethical responsibilities to society.


        • Hypocritophobe August 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

          And Abbott is such a simpleton he blames the recent state gouging on energy rates, on the Carbon Tax.
          My axe has more brains.


  5. Hypocritophobe August 9, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    Everyone knows two things Abbott cannot suppress any longer.The GST is headed up WHEN he gets in, and the ACL and Catholic church will expect action on many fronts.Abortion is one.


  6. Rennie August 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    Let’s not forget the PM-in-waiting who visited Scores strumpet house in the USA. Fear not good people, the man in question closed his eyes while women were bought for a couple of Andrew Jacksons and those looking for chemical stimulants satisfied their hunger.

    It matters not whether it’s Abbott or Rudd, both have a poor track record regarding their dealings with women.


    • Hypocritophobe August 10, 2012 at 9:13 am #

      Except Rudd has been proved to have human DNA.Which in other other world,other than Coalitionania,is a prerequisite.
      Yours is one of the more predictable mantras of a coalition supporter.

      And for the record,only lazy journalists,coalition spinners and lonely conservative bloggers consider Rudd is waiting in the wings.


      • Rennie August 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

        Goog point Hypocritophobe but can you provide a link that establishes a nexus between human DNA and Rudd or any politician for that matter. Short of that it is mere opinion and little else.


        • Hypocritophobe August 10, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

          How’s the pub going ‘Steve’?


  7. cherna22 August 9, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    Seriously though that man and campbelk newman need to get educated and get relieved of thier posts. Unfortunately I find myself wiggling my pinky from my forehead.


  8. Lev August 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    The quote from Tony Abbott which leaves me completely gobsmacked is his apparent inability to recognise that women have the right to refuse sex.

    “I think there does need to be give and take on both sides, and this idea that sex is kind of a woman’s right to absolutely withhold, just as the idea that sex is a man’s right to demand I think they are both they both need to be moderated, so to speak.”


    • Jennifer Wilson August 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

      Wow, I haven’t heard that one. When did he say that?


      • Hypocritophobe August 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm #



        • Jennifer Wilson August 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

          Thank you Hypo!!


        • hudsongodfrey August 10, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

          Oh man that’s a freakin’ minefield….

          “It would be folly to expect that women would ever approach equal representation in a large number of areas simply because their aptitudes, their abilities and interests are different for physiological reasons ”

          The list goes on….


          • Hypocritophobe August 10, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

            Tony Abbott.
            The new Rumsfeld.
            (Apologies to Don)


          • Jennifer Wilson August 11, 2012 at 7:37 am #

            I’ve got my eye on that one.


            • hudsongodfrey August 11, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

              So I see.


  9. Mandy Mack August 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    2 words … Bloody Brilliant!


  10. Earle mcintosh August 11, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    Tony is 100pc correct everyone has agree choice.


    • Earle mcintosh August 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

      Everyone can make up their own mind.Whats wrong with that? Go Tony the sooner your in the Lodge the better off we will all be.


  11. Hypocritophobe August 19, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    The dirt file is bottomless.

    Anyone else smell Pyne of Brandis,Abbot or Morris?

    And does a hyphenated name automatically mean ‘conservative’ voter?
    I wonder hat the Australian did as far as background checks on the ‘accuser’ and his grudges/contacts/connections to the Liberal Party?

    In another world so other media org might follow that line of enquiry.Not here,in this country.


    • doug quixote August 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

      Not unless Hanson-Young is a conservative, Hypo. 🙂

      The conservatives must be running out of storms in teacups; this last bit of nonsense ought to be put to death asap.


      • Hypocritophobe August 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

        I guess I got swept away thinking about Tim Brooke Taylor.
        Who knows Hanson Young may morph, after she has bred and become a retiree, ex pollie grandparent.It is a common affliction.


  12. paul walter August 21, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    I suppose you guys have been following this slapstick from the US concerning US Bible basher Congressman Akin, who claims that women stop themselves from getting pregnant if they are raped?


    • Hypocritophobe August 21, 2012 at 10:52 am #

      Wat too busy watching our own slapstick,Paul, where we now want an apology for an athlete who wore a badge to show solidarity to black power and human rights, and twice now two of our indigenous athletes were roundly condemned for displaying their Nations adopted form in one form or another.The last one almost threatened with expulsion and flown home.
      This country has the greatest case of political/media bi-polar in the cosmos.
      (Apologies to sufferers of the real bi-polar, but I refer to this unique condition as a separate incurable,unrelated disease)

      What a bunch of racist hypocritical f*ckwits.
      This Nation is doomed.


      • paul walter August 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

        From this one divines a certain lack of appreciation for the Australian intellect, character and spirit, generally speaking?
        You are probably right.
        The nation is in strife, the Mad Monk is calling for the greedy state schools to be curbed in favour of the poverty-stricken religious owned private ones so that the preppies don’t have to endure a too-robust and enervating competition from your tousle-headed and upstart, uncouth children of gnarly-handed toilers.
        The social order has been up ended, who knows what will come of it.
        Realising the depth of our peril, as a good citizen I felt beholden to add to the long list of transgressive dot points Dr Wilson had included for our perusal concerning a detailing of Abbott’s revelations as to the unending mischiefs of the fairest flower of Australian womanhood: is there no depth they’ll not plumb in their active subversion their rightful government by the wiser sex?


        • Hypocritophobe August 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

          Which is why it’s so easy to pick the Australian of the Year.
          There are plenty of useless arse*holes to cross off the list,first.
          (Wouldn’t it be great to have the opposite problem?)

          Sadly, as with flies to sh*t, many of the ‘never will be’s’ find themselves drawn to vegetate in Canberra troughing it up, and making our lot unbearable at times.
          The suitable nominees in our society (Australian of the Year.) stick out like sore thumbs.
          (There are not many in Canberra in the 2 majors, these days)
          As for the media.

          Maybe we should have The ‘Unable Olympics’ in Canberra.
          We could wallow in gold medals.


  13. doug quixote August 21, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    Far too pessimistic, Hypo and Paul. I think we still stand a fighting chance of coming to sensible decisions on most issues. Being idealistic is all very well, but subject to deep disappointment and disillusion when reality becomes apparent.

    What we need is the least-worst option : currently that is Labor under Gillard. The alternatives don’t bear thinking about.


    • Hypocritophobe August 21, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

      You’re departing from ultra-optimistic airport and heading for uncharted territory if you reckon Labor has a snowballs chance.I have heard all that talk about the best of the worst and I simply disagree with that, and those who back either of the big camps.Simply because as I have pointed out laboriously, there is no two sides.
      (Votes will be flying everywhere at the next election,and not even Anthony Green will get it near right)
      And if you seriously expect everyone one to forgive labor, for completely back flipping on everything labor,you are headed for more (as a scholar once wrote) “deep disappointment and disillusion when reality becomes apparent.”

      I think your familiarity with idealism is not so far adrift from mine, as you think,my friend.
      Our toxic media have already written our political history for the next several years, and lets just say Gillards role is likely to be less than cameo.
      And foolishly,Labor has missed the boat on choosing a new leader,because as you know full well,it is not a choice made by grass roots,good quality or common sense.
      The next election is best described this way. The Labor party is just a bunch of optimists sitting around a camp fire,half cut,when some wag throws a bucket of live ammunition on for a laugh.
      You will get to see what happens as a result of that at the next election DQ.
      In slo-mo effect a la Quentin Tarantino.Watch them fall one by one still trying to feign surprise on their double facades.
      And seriously,if we have to bear Abbott for one unholy term(it is the most it will ever be) to rid ourselves of the pox Labor has become, then goodo.
      Because I, for one, do not accept for one minute that the true Australian Labor Party sits in Parliament House.
      Sadly ( as hard as I squint my eyes,clench my buttocks and wish like hell) the best Labor can hope for is to still be a registered political party, post election.



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