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May 04 2012

I was laughing at the bloke when I called him a girl, don’t you get it?

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@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.

Iain Martin@iainmartin1 @sunny_hundal I think that @tomharrismp may have been making something called a ‘joke’, Sunny.

Claire Phipps@Claire_Phipps @iainmartin1@sunny_hundal because really @tomharrismp thinks girls are just great at throwing and not running away from things? #hmm

Iain Martin@iainmartin1 @Claire_Phipps@sunny_hundal Grimly inevitable, @TomHarrisMP will end up in stocks with MPs led by @stellacreasy pelting him with eggs.

nicky clark@mrsnickyclark @stellacreasy@leicesterliz@TomHarrisMP Why are Labour women making light of this? That I’m sure will be a comfort to your constituents?

RachelRoncone‏@Rachela53@mrsnickyclark@stellacreasy@leicesterliz@tomharrismp Because it was a JOKE! Or we not allowed to laugh at women nowadays?

Tom Harris@TomHarrisMP @Rachela53@mrsnickyclark@stellacreasy@leicesterliz I was laughing at the egg-wielding eejit, actually.

Oh good god…

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  1. 1
    Hayley Stevens

    WHAT THE EFF?!

  2. 2
    eric

    Perhaps “as clueless as Tom Harris” will catch on. Or maybe “clueless like an MP.”

    Remember Tom, people using it wouldn’t be insulting you, they’d just be insulting the person so labeled.

  3. 3
    latsot

    Nicely done Eric.

  4. 4
    Didaktylos

    MP = Mindless Prat

  5. 5
    tealogar

    Once. In. A. While.

  6. 6
    EB

    Try it, Eric. See whether he gets mortally offended.

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    Liberal Will » Tom Harris is not a nice man

    [...] to Glasgow to deliberately not vote for him in 2015. He dug deeper that same day, when he claimed "I was insulting the protester!", missing the point that he used womanhood as an insult. That also has the effect of insulting all [...]

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