The ponytail ‘pulling’ prime minister
Today Prime Minister John Key sparks debate on the issue of ponytail pulling. (I’m not pulling your leg)
Should men be allowed to pull women’s pony tails?
Should men in power be allowed to grab hold of a woman’s power pony?
Given that our Prime Minister has apologised for his ponytail pulling, it’s reasonable to assume he did in fact pull the ponytail.
According to the dialogue the ponytail pulling occurred during some taffy-tugging at a local Parnell cafÃ© near the Key’s home residence but also on more than one occasion. (So, if someone pulls your ponytail and you don’t say, “no, don’t do that”, are you consenting to further ponytail pulling?)
Should the Prime Minister be prosecuted simply on the basis of the number of times he pulled the ponytail?
(As we saw here in Boobs and Bums quantity was considered by the police to be a valid reason for prosecution – even if there is no complaint from the woman concerned.)
It would be interesting to see the Police apply the same rationale to offensive behaviour in this case.
Another way to put some context around this issue would be to look at the Roger Sutton case although there is the obvious difference of a public place and a work place.
Anyway what do you think about ponytail pulling in general – an effective means of stopping your daughter running into the traffic – or it’s like flicking a stranger’s bra strap and totally unacceptable?
What about when our prime minister is ‘the offender’?
Should we quickly pass a law, that all future male prime ministers be over age 60 so they are past the frisky stage of life?