Quote of the week

Now you cannot understand anything about fascist doctrine if you do not understand that their central claim was that liberalism is antidemocratic; in other words, the fascists claimed that liberal institutions cannot represent the will of the people. They further claimed that their typical institutions, particularly the party, were more effective means to represent the will of the people. So fascists were “authoritarian democrats.”

Dylan Riley
Jacobin
14 February 2007

Boucher’s bum….

A story on News24 on why so many women go to the cricket these days, caught my eye. The eye-popping quote:

Interviewed on TV, one young woman said she came to watch because she loved the game, her friend came for a tan, and another wanted to see “Boucher’s bum”.

Don’t think the woman would have mentioned Boucher’s bum 15 years ago. Can we say it constitutes advancement in gender equality when men are also treated as sex objects?

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