Wednesday, January 06, 2016

By way of comparison

1.  David Leyonhjelm, in 2016, when it is a matter of female journalists being made to feel uncomfortable at work:

2.  David Leyonhjelm, in 2014, when the issue was how he felt about John Howard's gun laws:
"All the people at [Sale that day] were the same as me," Leyonhjelm tells me, his light-blue eyes blazing. "Everyone of those people in that audience hated [Howard's] guts. Every one of them would have agreed he deserved to be shot. But not one of them would have shot him. Not one." He found it offensive, he adds, that Howard "genuinely thought he couldn't tell the difference between people who use guns for criminal purposes, and people like me".


Not Trampis said...

she was uncomfortable with the flirt but blushed??

more so that she was uncomfortable at being seen to blush

you are kidding are't you?

Steve said...

It was only the galoot talking to her who claimed she was blushing, homer.

The point of the post, in any event, is to contrast the quasi "mansplaining" of Leyonhjelm that he's applying in one situation that he wouldn't apply to another. (Presumably because any woman annoyed at another woman trivialised in the course of her job should just realise the problem is in their own head; gun loving men who are going to lose their guns, on the other hand, well that's a real serious matter that is someone else's fault and rightly makes them feel like killing them.)

Steve said...

And further - the last line in particular where he explains he was offended at what he believed Howard thought about him.

Not Trampis said...

sorry Steve, did you not see her blush?

Steve said...

I wasn't sitting close enough to the screen to notice, H.

Even assuming your TV let you see it, how do you tell if it was a blush of the "ooh err, I'm being flirted with by a handsome man" kind as compared with a flush of anger that a guy is trivialising her professional job by wanting to just talk about how he wants to go with her?

Not Trampis said...

only one kind of blush

Strange she complains about this given the major reason why she got the job