Macho of the Year

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.

Runner up:

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”.

11 thoughts on “Macho of the Year

  1. Sheila Ryan

    Andre Vingt-Trois? What kind of sci-fi name is that for a high-ranking ecclesiastical dude?

  2. Cindy Scroggins

    Oh, yes, so am I. The next time you’re in Paris, I highly recommend staying at the Bastille.

  3. Sheila Ryan

    That place I stayed last time, where the blanket smelled of piss — maybe that was your Bastille.

  4. Sheila Ryan

    Ah. Is it more like The Lock-up at Belmont and California in Chicago?, I wonder. I stayed there one night.

  5. Cindy Scroggins

    Yes, more like that, except the Bastille is ultra-hip with concrete floors and no furniture. It’s all about the space, you know.

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