What a blouse, Australia’s first bloke needs to harden up

Julia Gillard’s partner has apologised for an off colour joke. It seems Australia has gone down the same dead end path of political correctness that New Zealand did until we axed Helen Clark:

The Prime Minister’s partner, Tim Mathieson, has apologised after making a ”bad taste” joke about Asian women and prostate cancer during a speech at The Lodge on Monday night.

Ahead of the Prime Minister’s XI cricket match on Tuesday, Mr Mathieson addressed members of the West Indian cricket team about the importance of regular prostate examinations.

”We can get a blood test for it, but the digital examination is the only true way to get a correct reading on your prostate, so make sure you go and do that, and perhaps look for a small female Asian doctor is probably the best way,” he said.

On Tuesday morning, after concerns were raised by health experts and both sides of politics, Mr Mathieson conceded in a statement that his remarks were in poor taste.

”My comments last night were trying to raise awareness about prostate cancer and the need for men to have regular checks and the importance of early detection.

”It was meant as a joke and on reflection I accept it was in poor taste. I apologise for any offence caused.”


He is apologising for sensible medical advice? If you are going to have something rummaging around in your blurter then small hands would be a prerequisite ..and that they take off their watch and rings. 

In Wellington  when the missus was pregnant with the boy we went to a specialist. He was a lovely bloke, a Sri Lankan. I liked him, so did the missus and she remarked that he had the perfect qualification for a gynaecologist. I said I hadn;t noticed his certificates…and the missus whacked me and said…”no silly…his hands..they are tiny.”

Chopper would have some advice for Tim Mathieson:


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  • good advice on so many levels.

  • Captain Crab

    It’s not so much the advice but the hypocracy. Gillard is introducing legislation making it illegal to say things which might offend people.Yes , seriously. Of course the govt will be exempt. That govt is totally out of control. Read some of Andrew Bolt

  • williamabong

    To quote our old mate Chopper,Harden the Fuck Up, what a bunch of over sensitive PC softcocks.

    FFS Peter had Helen check his prostrate regularly, and if she wasn’t around he had a bloke come in to do it for him.

  • cows4me

    Yeah Aussie is going down the shitter, between big government rules and political correct tosspots it’s turning into the country She Beast had planed for us. Examples, gun confiscation, Victorian government will ban all smoking in public places, hate speech rules, PC crap like the example of the two broadcasters who got the big A for ringing some pommie Shelia, higher taxes on the wealthy, middle class welfare.

  • Phar Lap

    Who can forget the furore when Lockwood Smith mentioned small Asian hands for fruit pickers.It cost him a huge promotion,He was relegated to the dart board job of Speaker of the House ,where every rat bag opposition MP is allowed to throw verbal barbs,and hard done by lies at the Speaker.

  • stinkeye3

    You think the Aussies are offended? Try accidentally breathing on the new Muslims in Sydney.

    • Greg

      Even ones that have been there for sometime

  • Greg

    No I quite understand why he said sorry look who he had to go home too.

  • Patrick

    Why oh why would the Prime Minister’s partner of any country consider lecturing a sporting team on rectal examinations? What a perverse PC outfit we have become.
    What’s next – advising a womans’ netball team on breast examinations – imagine the uproar.

  • Time For Accountability

    Perhaps he should unclench rather than harden up.

    Opps my apology – wrong Prime Ministerial male partner.

  • dotcom

    Are we pretending here that the comment wasn’t in bad taste? It was stupid, and it was rank. He wasn’t commenting on WOBH you know, where bad taste appears to have become compulsory.

    • Mr_Blobby

      Harden the fuck up.

      • dotcom

        I’m a multi-tasker. (a) I am both already hardened up. And (b) I have an opinion. You on the other hand are just an argumentative prick. I learned decades ago, that brain beats brawn, even on the internet. And your comment is simply brawn. And if you feel the need to reply to this, it will be because it is you who clearly has the need to harden up.

  • Richard McGrath

    As far as I can tell Mathieson is not a registered medical practitioner in Australia (he’s a hairdresser for Gawd’s sake), and only registered doctors can practice medicine legally over there, so he should probably be pinged for that too.