(ed:..short-answer – yes – with the obvious (but not only) example of a male ‘vile-hag’ being donald trump..and how about that duterte..?
i find this claim that shipley has been the target of so much abuse – just because she is a women – to be farcical/ridiculous..
shipley is being abused for how she used her office/political-power to wage unrelenting war on the poorest/most in need..not because she is a woman..
that and her continuing over-weening arrogance/hubris of being totally unapologetic for what she wrought – her gloating about it almost..that further fuels that abuse-fire..
claiming all of this reaction to her is gender-bias-based – is total bullshit..
and deserves a special long-bow award for those trying to peddle this ‘story’./angle.
and those examples of abuse are just the cries of protest from the powerless..
as stephen colbert just said in defence of his trumps’ mouth being ‘a cock-holster for putin’ crack..
‘i have jokes – he has the launch-code’..
if shipley were a man who did what she did – the abuse would be just as vitriolic…)
Analysis – Is there a male equivalent of a ‘vile hag?’
What about a “sanctimonious bitch?” How about “patronising c**t”?
When RNZ posts stories about gender to Facebook, they’re invariably the ones that attract the nastiest comments.
More than race, sexuality, the environment or politics, stories about gender attract abuse, profanity and flat-out nastiness.
So, when we posted a video from our series The 9th Floor, featuring former Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley pointing out the difference in the way women politicians are spoken about, compared to their men counterparts, we braced for an onslaught