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Winners of the 28th Annual Ernie Awards for Sexism 2020

October 6, 2020 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Gold Ernie and Industrial Silver Ernie

Jayson Westbury CEO of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents objecting to Tracey Grimshaw’s reporting of a travel industry refund scandal. “She needs to be given a firm uppercut or a slap across the face”.

Political Silver Ernie

Senator Malcolm Roberts, on the family law system. “But when you’re a father, and you can’t get access to your kids, and you can’t get access to the legal system properly, what else is there to do other than check out or hurt the other person?”

Celebrity/Clerical Silver Ernie (dead heat)

Council of the Order of Australia – for awarding Bettina Arndt an AM for       “significant service to the community as a social commentator, and to gender equity  through advocacy for men”.

Shore school boys for their ‘Triwizard Shorenament’ challenging students to have sex with a woman over 80kgs; aged over 40; or who is deemed to be a ‘3/10 or lower’.

Sport Silver Ernie (The Warney)

Israel Folau who claimed ‘Bushfires crippling Australia are God’s punishment for legalising abortion and same sex marriage’

Judicial Silver Ernie 

Qld Det Insp Mark Thompson says police are “keeping an open mind” about the murder of Hannah Clarke and her three children after they were set alight by her estranged husband. “is it an instance of a husband being driven too far by issues he’s suffered by certain circumstances into committing acts of this form?”

Industrial Silver Ernie 

Jayson Westbury CEO of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents objecting to Tracey Grimshaw’s reporting of a travel industry refund scandal. “She needs to be given a firm uppercut or a slap across the face”. 

The Elaine (for remarks least helpful to the Sisterhood). Dead Heat

Bettina Arndt on the murder of Hannah Clarke and her children.”Congratulations to the Queensland police for keeping an open mind and awaiting proper evidence, including the possibility that Rowan Baxter might have been ‘driven too far’.”

Pauline Hanson, Deputy chair of the Family Court Enquiry, on women fabricating stories of domestic violence.”a lot of the women out there abuse the system by instigating false DVOs against their former partners or their husbands. They use that to further their needs… Domestic violence orders have got completely out of hand”.

 The Good Ernie (For Boys Behaving Better)

 Actor Sam Neill. “I actually think it would be better if men just shut up for a while…Resist the urge to shout over the top of women. Stop being boofheads. And bullies… And when someone says “You’re not the boss of me” you better believe it. You’re just a guy that messes up the house or the office.” 

The Trump (for repeat offender)

 Mark Latham                                                                        

Ernies founder Dr Meredith Burgmann said “Even in these times of ‘all pull together’ some men chose not to include women”

Enquiries Meredith Burgmann 0418240763 or Yvette Andrews 0408281810

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