Aussie students beat PM in sexist remarks
Students from Sydney University have been handed Australia's annual gold "Ernie" award for sexism for distributing beer holders branded "It's not rape if it's my birthday", organisers said yesterday.
Ernies founder Meredith Burgmann said the past two years of the awards had been "the worst I can remember" in 21 years due to Julia Gillard's appointment as prime minister, with many of the nominations and a number of the winning remarks about her.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott was among the recipients, taking the "The Clinton" category, for repeat offences.
The politics award went to his conservative colleague Mal Brough for naming a quail dish on a menu at an election fundraiser after ex-premier Gillard due to its "small breasts, huge thighs and a big red box".
“The sheer vitriol of some of the attacks on Julia Gillard is hard to stomach," said Burgmann. "The Mal Brough menu was a particularly worthy winner."