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Quickie: Every Fucking Time

Every election we get it. The ‘Meet the political WAGS’.

So many problems. So many issues. So much patriarchal and heteronormitive wankery.

And a bonus bit of shaming in the comments: “Interesting that it’s the Greens couple who don’t have enough committment to be married. It’s just something that stands out. Are they afraid or something?”

Ugh. I don’t care enough to write a long post, but I do now wish the campaign was over already.

5 responses to “Quickie: Every Fucking Time

  1. Tamara November 2, 2011 at 11:49 am

    More stuff.co.nz idiocy, but at least a lot of the comments pointed that out.

    • Emma November 2, 2011 at 11:55 am

      There’s this weird thing with Stuff: the worse the article is, the better the comments are.

      Also, given the list did include a man, they don’t appear to know what “WAG” stands for. Or, given the used “Wag”, that it stands for anything.

      • tallulahspankhead November 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm

        I dunno, possibly, if you’re a dude married to a Lady In Politics, perhaps you’ve handed in your Man Card, and can legitimately be referred to as a ‘girlfriend’?

        Stuff logic is interesting, though pointless, to examine.

  2. tallulahspankhead November 3, 2011 at 9:51 am

    It was pointed out to me yesterday that Bronagh Key declined to be interviewed, and I was all “well, good on her for seeing that this is bullshit.”

    But then I read the rest of the article, and “I’ve always preferred to do interviews alongside John rather than on my own….”

    Right……

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