March 9, 2009

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”.

comments

  1. Sheila Ryan on March 9th, 2009 at 9:36 am

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

  2. Cindy Scroggins on March 9th, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I must ask Jacques and Yves about this.

  3. Sheila Ryan on March 9th, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I’m so glad that you are still in touch with them, Cindy.

  4. Cindy Scroggins on March 9th, 2009 at 10:08 am

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

  5. Sheila Ryan on March 9th, 2009 at 10:20 am

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

  6. Cindy Scroggins on March 9th, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Oh, I doubt it–the Bastille don’t have no blankets.

  7. Sheila Ryan on March 9th, 2009 at 10:32 am

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

  8. Sheila Ryan on March 9th, 2009 at 10:33 am

    (The Lock-up didn’t have blankets either.)

  9. Cindy Scroggins on March 9th, 2009 at 11:26 am

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

  10. Sheila Ryan on March 9th, 2009 at 11:33 am

    And the Frenchmen.

  11. Cindy Scroggins on March 9th, 2009 at 11:34 am

    oui.