Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Hissing vs Pissing



This is what Antonia Z tweeted about earlier, here and here.
It's not politically correct to call it this, but a real cat fight has broken out between B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford. One of my colleagues jokingly called the war of words between the two women "premier-on-premier violence."

While it hasn't come to blows, the rhetorical rage between Canada's two most western premiers has ramped up to an uncharacteristic hissing match.

By some accounts, things didn't go well between the two last Thursday, when Clark flew to Edmonton for a surreptitious meeting at the Alberta legislature.
It would have been refreshingly honest for Licia Corbella to start off her piece of dreck with: "It's sexist and a cliché for me to call it thus, but ..."

Men have disagreements, conflicts, disputes, and quarrels with one another. Jason Kenney may call an Alberta CON colleague a "complete and utter asshole" - though it's viewed as rude and tactless, there's a tendency to shrug it off as the virile way men conduct themselves when they do business.

4 comments:

Kev said...

Whew Have to admit when I saw my lame attempt at humour here I feared I might be in trouble.

Seriously though it is beyond sad that two highly accomplished and successful people such as Clark and Redford are still viewed through a sexist lens.

Godel Noodle said...

Even better:
"It's sexist and a cliché for me to call it this, so..." [away we go!]

Anyway, for the male version, how about a "woof off" or a "yipping spat"?

Yeah, the "cat fight" metaphor can't vanish quickly enough. Blech.

Beijing York said...

Reference to a "pillow fight" is also galling. As if these two premiers were pre-teen girls at a slumber party.

Jeri 2.0 said...

Here, I'll fix it for him, USian style: 'The two gals must have their time of the month synchronized! It was quite something to hear them shrilly try and emasculate each other. Pull the claws in girls - your histrionics are unbecoming!'

He missed PMS, the butch factor, and calling them hysterical. You folks to the north of us just don't seem to hate women on quite as many levels as we're seeing down here in the land of "There is no war on women."

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