Sunday, September 28, 2014

Must not joke about women

American commentator Eric Bolling used the ill-conceived pun on “boots on the ground” to describe Mariam Al Mansouri, who led UAE's air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the Levant (Isil).

Female Fox News presenter Kimberly Guilfoyle had just presented a segment praising the female pilot for her “incredible” role in fighting the extremist group. She said: “This is really incredible. Major Mariam Al Mansouri is who did this. Remarkable, very excited. I wish it was an American pilot. I'll take a woman doing this any day to them.”

But her male co-hosts chose to poke fun at UAE’s first female fighter pilot with sexist jokes.

“The problem is, after she bombed it she couldn’t park it,” quipped presenter Greg Gutfield.

Mr Bolling then asked: “Would that be considered boobs on the ground, or no?”


The female commentator was being sexist by singling out a woman for praise just because she was a woman --  but sexism is OK for some and not for others, apparently


Anonymous said...

Is this a case of the left trying to enforce a humour free zone?

Dean said...

Isn't the UAE known for not allowing women to drive a car? But now they can fly fighters perhaps it become obvious they are capable of driving cars. That's hopeful.

And: "I'll take a woman doing this any day to them." Sexist? Maybe. Strange sentence structure? Certainly.

I assume she means it's cool to see a woman bombing a misogynistic group. But it could also be taken that she'd rather see women than men flying combat. In which case it is sexist.

As for the humor, we all know that any humor is not PC to liberals. Just ignore them.

Anonymous said...

All very puerile in the face of something very serious!
Yeah, the Nazis were very "funny" too in the 1930s.
PS. I think it's Saudi Arabia that doesn't allow women to drive cars, while the UAE is a bit more "western" in its attitudes, thanks to the previous British imperialist influence.

Bird of Paradise said...

No more Dumb Blond jokes?