A furious debate on sexual equality is raging in Australia following
misogynistic comments made by the country’s best-known radio DJ, who announced on his show that women in positions of power were
destroying the joint.
Alan Jones’s outburst followed the announcement that Australia would be spending $320m promoting Pacific islands women in business and politics.
[Prime minister Julia Gillard] said that we know societies only reach their full potential if women are politically participating, scoffed Jones, who has previously suggested Gillard be put in a sack and dropped out to sea.
Women are destroying the joint, he said.
[Former state chief police commissioner] Christine Nixon in Melbourne, [Sydney lord mayor] Clover Moore here. Honestly.
Days of heated debate — including a vigorous social media campaign against him — on the extent of sexism in the country have followed his comments — via redwolf.newsvine.com