On the weekend I was on an ABC Radio National panel discussion about major topical events of the week. The return of IRA-toasting Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the British Labour party, and the implications of Essential’s fascinating poll showing voters across the spectrum wanting a ban on Muslim immigration, were worthy topics of polite debate, and were debated politely.
The third topic, however, was an earnest discussion of the Ernie awards, started by far-left former New South Wales Labor MP Meredith Burgmann, to call out what they portray as outrageous examples of sexism.
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