Tuesday, February 26, 2013

WAG-Free Zone

"David Cameron is encouraging Barack Obama to leave his wife Michelle at home when he attends the G8 Summit in the UK this year.
British sources say the Prime Minister wants the summit in June to be WAG-free to ensure leaders remain ‘focused’ on issues like tackling tax avoidance, without the distraction of having their wives and girlfriends in tow.  source"

WAG-free. You can be forgiven for not knowing the meaning of that. I didn't know. I had to look it up. "Wife and Girlfriend Free."  How quaint Mr Prime Minister.
But, of course, we all know women are a distraction to the business of governing the world. Never mind that they are 50% of the population. Their mere presence is a distraction from the manly duties of deciding how best to handle the ongoing defaults in the EU or climate change.  Oh, I'm sorry, Cameron says they will be discussing "tax, trade and transparency." Everyone knows women don't know anything about those anyway.
And what of Angela Merkel? She is a wife. Is SHE expected to stay at home? Or just her husband?  No word yet on what he thinks of being included in the WAG grouping.
The Prime Minister of the UK really can't think of anything that a half dozen of the most powerful women in the world could do during a G8 summit? REALLY?  How sad. What a disappointing thing to announce to the world. What a disappointing message to send to the women of the world.  "You are worthless. Less than worthless, you are a distraction from serious issues."
What a disappointing thing to say to other leaders of the world. "You are the most powerful person in your country, but your wife is a hindrance, you don't actually depend on her for anything do you? Why don't you go ahead and leave her at home."

It's a good thing I'm not a world leader, I have a very explicit response to the Prime Ministers suggestion that the G8 summit needs to be a "WAG-free zone."  Take your WAG-Free zone and shove it up your misogynistic ass.

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