Ok it’s surely not permissible to blog about a Twitter storm – it’s too meta, or too navel-gazing, or too small – but once in awhile you just have to. (All the examples that are coming to mind have to do with misogyny, come to think of it. Jessica Ahlquist. Penn Jillette. #mencallmethings. And now Tom Harris MP.)
Once in awhile you just have to, so I am. People are telling him that tweet was sexist, and he’s digging in. He’s a clueless, nasty jerk. He should just take it back, but instead he’s saying it was a joke about the protester.
Fuuuuuuuuuuuck – dude, if you “insult” a man by saying “like a girl” and then #loser – it’s women that you’re insulting.
@sunny_hundal Pathetic sexism RT @tomharrismp: What a hero! Fearless protester chucks an egg at EdM and runs away. Like a girl. Throws like a girl too.
@iainmartin1 @sunny_hundal I think that @tomharrismp may have been making something called a ‘joke’, Sunny.
@Claire_Phipps @iainmartin1 @sunny_hundal because really @tomharrismp thinks girls are just great at throwing and not running away from things? #hmm
@iainmartin1 @Claire_Phipps @sunny_hundal Grimly inevitable, @TomHarrisMP will end up in stocks with MPs led by @stellacreasy pelting him with eggs.
@mrsnickyclark @stellacreasy @leicesterliz @TomHarrisMP Why are Labour women making light of this? That I’m sure will be a comfort to your constituents?
@Rachela53 @mrsnickyclark @stellacreasy @leicesterliz @tomharrismp Because it was a JOKE! Or we not allowed to laugh at women nowadays?
@TomHarrisMP @Rachela53 @mrsnickyclark @stellacreasy @leicesterliz I was laughing at the egg-wielding eejit, actually.
Oh good god…