Greens MP in Facebook sexism row

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A GREENS MP has been savaged for locating a lady engaging – his spouse.

Federal member for Melbourne Adam Bandt had a weekend’s value of criticism after posting a photograph of himself and spouse Claudia Perkins on Fb.

“With sizzling spouse at Bangarra opening evening of ‘Darkish Emu’,” the submit mentioned.

The image of the couple, a shoulders-up selfie, appeared harmless sufficient, however Mr Bandt was accused of objectifying his spouse in a sexist matter.

One touch upon his submit blasted the MP for “placing your spouse on the market for public consumption”.

One other remark mentioned: “Poor judgment”.

“Ladies within the public eye are sexually objectified sufficient and you might be alienating your progressive assist base by contributing to that.

“Be extra measured in your social media posts. This isn’t a public assertion, it’s a personal one. Have a agency phrase together with your social media adviser or rent one in case you are at risk of misjudged Trumpish outbursts like this.”

And one more view was: “Does your spouse have a reputation? Is she solely outlined by her relationship to you and her perceived attractiveness? I assumed we have been higher than this.” Greater than 1500 folks commented on the Bandt submit, however by immediately most have been outraged by the outrage.

And a number of other took a chance to offer the Greens and “progressives” a touch-up.

One wrote: “Inexperienced voters permitted caption : My consensual home life accomplice who’s facially aesthetically passable is with me.”

And the enjoyment of some was apparent.

“His submit and the feedback are improbable and hilarious! Bandt has uncovered The Greens and their loony tunes supporters for the nutters they are surely. I reckon it’s carried out extra to place folks off the Greens than something any one among us may do.”

Mr Bandt has not been among the many remark makers on his submit.

At this time he was once more complimentary, however on safer floor. “Hello Perth. You do Spring nicely,” he posted.

Ms Perkins used social media to relax critics of her husband.

“It’s OK everybody, I’m utterly high-quality with this submit,” she wrote.

“It was only a reference to how sizzling we’re for one another even after 11 years collectively.”

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