The Art of the Australian Insult

Whose fault is the lack of rooting?
April 2, 2009, 10:26 pm
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“Cocooned in married bliss, well fed and watered, with someone else changing the sheets and washing the towels, they quickly go to seed. Their beer bellies swell, body parts droop, and their breath goes sour, and don’t they get all of us in the mood.”

Wendy Frew responds to Bettina Arndt’s controversial exhortation to Australian women to just do it. In contrast, women are expected to stay looking good:

“It’s hard to keep up appearances, hard to keep the crow’s feet at bay and hard to keep your tummy taut. But that is what is expected of women. We are expected to keep ourselves nice, keep our weight down, do our hair, paint our faces and dress like we’re not off to Coles. But not men.

And yet it’s our fault there’s not enough rooting?”


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