What you see above is supposedly evidence of a sexist attack on Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, in reaction to her introduction of a new carbon tax. The cake-maker, Senator Nigel Scullion, won the contest and proceeded to make a political speech denouncing Gillard and her new tax. Keep in mind that this is the same country where last year’s Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, was accused of sexism because he commented on a reporter’s ridiculous outfit.
When people asked about the violent nature of the cake — namely that a crocodile is shown eating the country’s leader, Scullion had this to say:
“The croc wasn’t eating Julia – she was just taking her new pet, Porosus Chttp://zeldalily.com/wp-admin/post-new.phparbontaxiae, for a walk. I matched her emerald shoes with her lime tunic and got her hair just right. Everybody thought it was very tasteful.”
However, one witness said:
“It was a political rant about the carbon tax. Everybody was squirming.”
So what, exactly, is sexist here? The violent imagery? While that might be distasteful, and certainly childish and definitely poorly-done (I’m dying to see how bad the other cakes were in comparison), I …