Creepy rant signals sexist backlash against women

An ex-hack’s fascination with ”pert” breasts and ”post-pubescent babes” would be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic. But Geoffrey Barker’s now infamous tirade against young women television journalists is also a little creepy. Most importantly – it’s a stinging example of an increasing backlash against women.

Stop pussyfooting, time for women to roar!

I guess I had it coming. A fat, black, rubber penis slapped down on my desk. I had complained that the male reporters I worked with were unfairly assigned all the ”hard news” and international stories, while female journalists were left with the fluff.

So there the stinking thing sat, erect and bobbing in my face.