And now for Name That Misogynist!, I Blame the Patriarchy’s new assholes-in-the-news quiz. It’s easy to play. I rip a story from the headlines, and you Name That Misogynist! Let’s begin!
[Mr X] yesterday admitted he was told of the alleged rape of a nurse on Mabuiag Island in the Torres Strait two days after it occurred but did not take immediate action.
[Mr X] admitted he did not react until details of the attack were revealed in The Australian nearly a month later.
The 27-year-old nurse was attacked in her bed in quarters attached to the island’s medical centre at 3am on February 5.
When she telephoned her director of nursing on Thursday Island at 7.30am that day, she was told to “put it behind her and just get back to work”.
The nurse was also told she would not be flown off the island and had to arrange her own transport by open dinghy to Badu Island to be medically examined and receive treatment.
Her boyfriend then had to pay $800 to charter a plane to fly her to Thursday Island so she could return to Sydney. [Note: they also thought it would be a good idea to dock her pay for going AWOL]
At a press conference yesterday, [Mr X] said he was told about the alleged rape on February 7, while he was attending a Labor caucus meeting.
But he took no action until the story appeared in The Australian on March 4. [Source: The Australian at news.com.au]
Are you ready to Name That Misogynist? Go!
If you said “the director of nursing at Thursday Island,” you’re absolutely right! If you said “Queensland Health Minister and State Member for Stretton Stephen Robertson”, you’re absolutely right! If you said “the motherfucker who raped the nurse,” you’re absolutely right! If you had no idea how much men hate you, now you do!