“Out of Touch” — Duncan Garner

by Consul Firmin

In the New Zealand media environment, when a woman asks a man–politely–to call her by her actual title, it isn’t even surprising when the man makes fun of her. And that’s really sad. Don’t get me wrong: we’re all for making fun of politicians–when they fuck up. Hey, even when they don’t. By all means, score points off politicians‘ mistakes, their silly choices, their bad decisions, their utter fucking incompetence and stupidity. But please, don’t score points off a woman’s right to be addressed politely. Especially if you’re a man. You’ll just sound like a petulant, sexist piece of shit. A very out of touch piece of shit.