Australian broadcast journalist Tracey Spicer wrote an open letter to Mr Misogynist to thank him for all he’s taught her over the years.
There was the sage advice
from a radio boss during a job interview some years ago.
He put it simply yet eloquently: ”There’s a reason why you don’t hear women on commercial talkback radio,” he said. ”No one wants to hear the whiny sound of a female voice. Us blokes get enough nagging at home!”
Yeeah. And blokes are the only people who listen to radio, and all of them “get nagging at home,” and all female voices are whiny, and and and.
On another occasion,
”Anyway Trace. You’re getting a bit long in the tooth. Why don’t you give some of the younger girls an opportunity?”
Suddenly, all the lights went on. And it was so bright – it made your light look like a limp insipid flicker.
This is difficult for me to put into words but if I had to, it would sound a bit like this: Fuck you.
Fuck you, you misogynist bully with your archaic beliefs…
There are, predictably, comments saying that’s not misogyny. Yes it is. It’s contemptuous and dismissive, and that’s misogyny.
The letter went viral.