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See if you can spot the moment where one of Australia's biggest newspaper takes a giant shit on women.
Daily Telegraph wrote:FROM Clarke to Caviar, it's been a year to remember. Phil Rothfield and Darren Hadland look at the Best and Fairest of 2012:

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
How can you go past Michael Clarke? Not even Bradman managed four double centuries in a single year. His 329 against India at the SCG was incredible. Well played, Pup.

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Black Caviar. The mighty mare took on the Poms on their own turf and still beat them. Let's see Frankel do that. That's right, they were too afraid to bring him here.

THE GOLDEN MOMENT
Sally Pearson winning the 100m hurdles in London. The Olympics weren't our best, but Sally did the country proud.

PICTURE PERFECT
Leryn Franco finished 51st in the women's javelin in London, but she was voted the hottest Olympian. As you can see, it's hard to argue.

BEST SPORTSMANSHIP
Graeme Smith and his South Africans forming a guard of honour as Ricky Ponting walked to the crease at the WACA for his final Test innings.

SAINTS
Ron Coote's Men of League foundation has again made life so much easier for some ex footy players who have taken ill or fallen on hard times. On Thursday John `Bomber' Peard paid a visit to my childhood hero, Dragons legend Billy Smith.

PHONEY WAR
The arrival of the GWS Giants barely infl icted a bruise on the NRL; the A-League Wanderers are a much bigger threat.

NATIONAL WHIPPING BOY AWARD
Jockey Luke Nolen copped a flogging for not taking the persuader to Black Caviar's behind at Royal Ascot. The mare still won. There are restrictions on the number of times you can hit a horse, but it seems you can whip its rider all you like.

TILL DEBT DO US PART
Nathan Tinkler's sporting empire is crumbling and there are fears he could lose the Knights, the Jets and his nags. Former Titans boss Michael Searle had a shocking year too and had to be bailed out by the NRL.

THE YEAR'S BIGGEST DOPE

Carl Lewis questioned whether Usain Bolt was showing the world a clean pair of heels. Get back in your box, Carl. Usain is the brightest star in sport. You're just jealous.

BEST AFTER PARTY
Usain coming to Australia to celebrate his three gold medals from London. It shows the big man has great taste.

BOWLING MAIDENS OVER
Chris Gayle
Sri Lankan police allegedly broke up a party and arrested three British women in Chris Gayle's room during the Twenty20 World Cup. Hotel staff said the police over-reacted. They obviously didn't realise that Gayle is cricket's ultimate, ahem, six symbol.

For the full list see today's Sunday Telegraph
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SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Black Caviar. The mighty mare took on the Poms on their own turf and still beat them. Let's see Frankel do that. That's right, they were too afraid to bring him here.


Where the Sportwoman of the year was given to a fucking horse?

Yeah, all those damn women all year complaining about discrimination and misogyny in society were just proved WRONG.

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Didn't some of your female athletes win gold in London?
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Quite a few, yes. Hell, one of them is the very next item in that article.
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Beyond stupid. They could at least put the horse and the rider together. My explanation is, since the species of the body that surrounds the vagina makes no difference to them, they think it shouldn't bother others.
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So one of Murdoch's tabloids says something offensively stupid, and you tar the entire country?
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Within the context of our national discussion this year, it's a bit more than just Murdoch stupidity.
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I object to the 'our' in 'our national discussion'- only a minority of people living in Australia take part, after all (if you don't count passively listening in). It is, however, almost certainly very fair to say that this is the deplorable state of Australian culture today.

(The hypothesis test being based on something I don't know even if I can guess- whether such commentators would be willing to give a horse the title 'Sportsman of the year')
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weemadando wrote:Within the context of our national discussion this year, it's a bit more than just Murdoch stupidity.
If you wouldn't mind, what is the greater context?
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A year where the Prime Minister ended up (rightfully) calling the opposition leader a misogynist in Parliament after years of continued attacks by those around him and Abbott himself. An outcry about the safety of women (the usual she deserved it because she was walking alone vs how about you blame the kidnapper/rapist/murderer argument) after the abduction and murder of a woman on her way home from a work party.

All the way through to the relatively minor stuff like asking why male Olympic athletes in certain sports were purchased business/first class tickets but female athletes economy class by the same governing body.
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I thought it'd be Israel Folau.
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thejester wrote:I thought it'd be Israel Folau.
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thejester wrote:I thought it'd be Israel Folau.
I miss the reference, I've been away from home for too long. :cry:
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Israel Folau, the former Storm/Broncos/Queensland wunderkind who followed in the footsteps of fellow Queenslander Karmichael Hunt and defected to one of the AFL's new expansion sides (in this case GWS) - where unlike Karmichael, who can at least claim to have won one game off his own boot, he was totally and utterly shit (and the crowds let him know it). He quit at the end of this season. Given the Tele's three most hated things are Julia Gillard, Queensland rugby league and the AFL I'm surprised they didn't sneak in a cheap shot.

Good rebuttal by Fairfax - and love that even Robbo is trashing it.
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I just Googled Leryn Franco. Yeah, she's hot :mrgreen:
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