March 9, 2009
The French group Les Chiennes de garde, literally “The Guard Bitches”, announced its recipients of its ‘Macho of the Year’ awards. First Prize:
Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois made his prize winning remark about the difficulties of recruiting women to jobs in the Roman Catholic Church last November on a radio programme, sparking a string of protests.
“The hard part is finding women who are properly trained. It’s not enough to have a skirt, you have to have something between your ears as well,” he said.
It gave second prize to comedian Fabrice Eboue for his comment on French television that “feminism is not just for authoritarian or sexually frustrated women, it’s also for lesbians”.