Stick your racist, sexist bullshit up your arse, Tim
Tim Mathieson is keen to encourage men to take responsibility for their health, and he knows that it’s an uphill battle. So he tries to make a prostate examination sound like fun.
“We can get a blood test for it, but the digital examination is the only true way to get a correct reading on your prostate, so make sure you go and do that, and perhaps look for a small, Asian, female doctor is probably the best way,”
Oh, ha. Ha. Ha.
Given that he was addressing members of the West Indian cricket team at the time, I’m wondering whether the First Bloke was in the zone of racial stereotypes about physicality. Black men with their big sexual appendages, Asian women with their small, dainty fingers. What’s a white heterosexual male supposed to do to assert his blokiness?
So far, the response from the Coalition seems to be confined to tut-tutting and emphasising their commitment to free speech. George Brandis veered into the realm of Freudian slips when he said that the remarks were a “slightly unfortunate racial reference” but we don’t want to be politically correct and “have in this country a culture of finger-wagging.” Especially if the finger is up a bloke’s bum at the time.
Anyway. I am neither a medical doctor, nor small, but I’m an Asian female (although I’m guessing that Tim probably meant Thai rather than Indo-Pakistani) and I would be very happy to give the first bloke a prostate examination by sticking his racist, sexist, homophobic bullshit up his arse.