Monday, August 28, 2006

Aussie Politician Wins Worst Statement Award for Anti-childfree Comment

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The political award went to Bill Heffernan, a member of Prime Minister John Howard's conservative government in a hotly contested field.

Heffernan chastised opposition Labor MP Julia Gillard for being single and childless.

"Anyone who chooses to deliberately remain barren. . . they've got no idea what life's about," Heffernan said.

The comment itself is so commonplace it is barely noteworthy. The fact that it was recognized as offensive is what is really remarkable here.
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