By Sexual Correspondent Andrea Plaid
Scrolling through my Tumblr dashboard, I saw this video of Australian Minister for Finance and Deregulation Penny Wong having to give her white male colleagues a snaptastic what-for.
Transcript after the jump.
Minister Wong: …a number of points. The first is there’s a witness list, which is–
Panelist: (interrupting) –which is prepared by Treasury–
Minister Wong: If. I. Can. Finish. Now.
(Audience gasps. Members of the committee says, “Mmmm mmm.” Colleague David Busby meows. Yes, Racializens. Meows.)
Minister Wong: (sarcastic) Oh yes, Why don’t you meow when a woman does that? That’s a good idea–
(Panelists cross-talk over her)
Minister Wong: You know, it is…it is just extraordinary. The blokes are allowed to yell. But if a woman stands her ground, you want to make that sort of comment. It is that kind of schoolyard politics, right?
Panelist: We just want to ask if the Secretary of the Treasury if the Treasury–
Minister Wong: I’m talking!
Facilitator: Order now!
Minister Wong: (disgusted) It’s just extraordinary!
Right on, Minister Wong!