By ALISSA WARREN
Did you shrug yesterday when you heard the news that Jacqui Lambie had said on radio she’s looking for a rich guy with a big dick?
Be honest. Tell me. When you read that a female politician had gone on breakfast radio and talked about wanting a ‘well hung’ man, did you think “meh” and move on?
Now here’s my next question for you: Why?
If Clive Palmer or Ricky Muir or Nick Xenophon or any male politician had gone on radio and said he wanted a “rich woman with big tits” or a “tight box” — Australians would have LOST THIER MINDS.
But we’re laughing? I’m not.
I think Jacqui Lambie is an embarrassment to us all.
She’s not funny.
She’s not cute.
She’s a shocker.
This woman represents our country. She represents you and me.
And yesterday, when she said of the kind of man she wants to date : “They must have heaps of cash and they’ve got to have a package between their legs, let’s be honest,” people laughed. And people said, ‘oh, she’s just saying what all women think’.
I know what women think. I am one. You probably are, too.
Let’s ask some questions.
Do you talk about this sort of stuff publicly?
Would you talk about it on the radio?
Even if you do, are you representing the country at the highest level? No.
If you answered ‘yes’ to the final question, then it’s highly likely that you are one of these people:
Not many women, huh?
And that’s why you should care.
There aren’t many women representing us in politics anymore. Especially at the top. There was a time when we were represented prominently and gloriously at every level. Quentin Bryce was GG; Anna Bligh and Kristina Kenneally were State Premiers; Julia Gillard was Prime Minister. It didn’t matter what you thought of their policies or the parties they represented – they were there.