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Dear Police Superintendent... YOU SUCK!!!

Okay, so this police woman gets shot in Sydney, yes?

She's okay and all. But let me just inform/remind you that she is a 34-year-old professional, trained policewoman.

And here is a remark from the NSW Police Superintendent:

Supt King said Const Roth, whose parents visited her bedside, had undergone surgery and would make a full recovery.

"She's a very lucky girl," he said.

Girl? GIRL???

Bite me.



Feb. 27th, 2006 11:53 am (UTC)
I'm in Agreement. Calling the woman a girl was a tad patronising. Few grown men want to be called boys, some would even feel their manhood threatened by the comment.
I don't think Kate was going off on the feminism rant there (should we be the Hu-person race? Do they become Person-bugs instead of lady bugs? Peoplebeetles? It's the stupidest idea ever) I think she was simply slightly irritated by the fact that someone who is obviously a mature woman and has worked hard to get where she is was referred to by a word that we relate to children.

People get so touchy on this feminism thing. "You're being too damn feminist!!!" "You're not being feminist enough!!!" Jeeze, can't a female just have an opinion anymore? >.
Mar. 6th, 2006 02:58 am (UTC)

She was dealing with an agitated man, at which point she removed her holster, to someplace where the man could get at it before she could (or could react, or whatever) ... She was shot with her *own gun. That's deserving of a little patronism, in my view ... Whether being patronising by calling someone a 'girl' is PC or not is a different question.


Speaking of the men-not-wanting-to-be-called-boys, Amanda Vanstone agrees ...

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