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8 responses to “Sexist joke bingo”

  1. dylan agh

    How many do you need to go Bingo, ’cause i got two and reckon i can bank on another one when my wife sees it.

    always nice to know what the Usonians think is important about Oz

  2. tigtog


  3. tigtog

    My comment above was posted before I saw dylan agh’s, and is meant to refer to the bingo card, not the heggen-aiston exchange. Which to me looks like it was totally scripted and not especially well delivered.

  4. dylan agh

    sorry if it was out of line.

  5. tigtog

    No, that’s not what I meant at all! Posting it was fine, absolutely fine.

    To me, analysing that particular sexist joke needs to take into account the probability of it being a scripted exchange that she didn’t write herself, rather than being something she came up with on her own.

    Being read off the auto-cue rather than a spontaneous dig doesn’t make it right either, but it does make some of the speculation on HuffPo about her motivations look pretty bizarre to me.

  6. Rebekka

    I can’t believe there’s no square for humourless feminazi!

  7. Jason

    …the management acknowledges that it is not only men who tell sexist jokes.

    Not enough for anyone who’s going to run afoul of this card, I’d wager…

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