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Chances are she doesn’t look like Catherine Zeta Jones

By johnboy 12 August 2013 27

A 28-year-old Page woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with burglary and resisting arrest.

About 9.20pm police were called to a home in Hawker in relation to an alleged offender on the premises. The woman attempted to flee the scene upon police arrival.

A short time later the woman was arrested nearby and was later charged with burglary and escaping lawful custody.

Police will be opposing bail.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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drfelonious 7:24 am 15 Aug 13

I thought the criticism of the headline was deliberately overdone – in a parody of extreme feminism (itself sexist).

If the criticism was intended to serious, then one must ask the question – if a story about a crime committed by a male was headlined ‘I’ll bet he’s no George Clooney’ – would that be sexist also?

Martlark 12:14 am 15 Aug 13

dungfungus said :

Those Endone type opiate pain killers are highly addictive. They play tricks with the mind on old folks as well. They should be banned altogether.

They were the only pain killer that worked to reduce the intense pain after my cancer operation. Too many things having been banned just to stop the 1% idiot part of humanity harming themselves.

Dilandach 2:15 pm 13 Aug 13

BenMac said :

I think the headline was referring to Catherine Zeta Jones in the movie “Entrapment”, nothing to do with her actual looks. At least, that’s how I took it.

Much easier just to start pointing fingers and screeching about whatever type of ‘ism is even hinted at.

I hope Michelle_DB is hanging her head in shame and sheepishly offers an apology.

BenMac 1:53 pm 13 Aug 13

I think the headline was referring to Catherine Zeta Jones in the movie “Entrapment”, nothing to do with her actual looks. At least, that’s how I took it.

Darkfalz 7:46 am 13 Aug 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

Michelle_DB said :

poetix said :

Say what you will, he’s the master of the evil headline.

The headline is rubbish – it doesn’t tell us anything about the story. But it speaks volumes about the headline writer and those who appreciate him (I assume it’s a him, how sexist of me). Casual sexism is an enduring cultural blind spot that we women are *still* enduring. [Cue: “Get a sense of humour!”]

Blokes put up with plenty as well (have a look at commercial TV advertising for example). We should still try to stamp it out, though.

Why? Why should we stamp it out? Does a headline like this actually hurt anyone?

Men and women are different. It’s one of the things that makes life interesting. Trying to “stamp out” gender byplay (rebadged here as “casual sexism”) would do nothing for the diversity and fun of life.

CraigT 11:29 pm 12 Aug 13

Is Michelle cranky because criminals are usually ugly, stupid, tattooed, trolls?

Is there something inherently sexist in noting that criminals are rarely good-looking?

BimboGeek 9:57 pm 12 Aug 13

Well I’ve no idea what mood John was in when he wrote the headline but it turns out she doesn’t look a thing like Catherine Zeta Jones. They couldn’t even pass for cousins.

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