The Dawn Chorus

Fresh Australian Feminism

Apparently “Blonde Piece” Is Now An Appropriate Descriptive Term For A Woman

Posted by Clem Bastow on July 3, 2008

Reader and honorary Dawn Chorine Jessica alerted us to this frankly hideous passage in The Age‘s gossipy/society Diary section; the story concerns the upper crust’s horror at housing developments underway in the upmarket Victorian suburb of Toorak:

Pete, who split with wife Virginia and began dating Melissa Skirton, the blonde piece involved in the Sam Newman skirmish 10 years ago, seems to have survived the matrimonial bonfire nicely.

Yes, you read that correctly, “blonde piece”. And not just that, a “blonde piece” whose only credentials, apparently, are havng dated Sam Newman.

Reason #4680 never to move in “those” circles, if being tainted with archaic sexist terminology is what it takes to get in the society pages.

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One Response to “Apparently “Blonde Piece” Is Now An Appropriate Descriptive Term For A Woman”

  1. sky said

    I reckon you should go with Dawn Chorister – chorine looks like chlorine when you read it quickly!
    Top work BTW, you lot!

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