Tony Abbot (the Monk) Liberal Opposition Leader was asked by Australian Women's Weekly, what advice he would give his three daughters on sex before marriage. His response:
"I would say to my daughters, if they were to ask me this question … it is the greatest gift you can give someone, the ultimate gift of giving and don't give it to someone lightly."
The chorus from Aussie women :
"If one were to look in the dictionary under "hypocrite", there would be a picture of Mr Abbott." ~ Comedian Fiona Scott-Norman
"Nonsense!" ~ Latrobe University sex education expert Associate Professor Anne Mitchell.
"These comments will confirm the worst fears of Australian women about Tony Abbott, Australian women want to make their own choices and they don't want to be lectured to by Mr Abbott." ~ Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard
and on and on it goes...
But is the proof not in the pudding? In today's news, A CASH-STRAPPED New Zealand student who auctioned off her virginity to help pay her university fees said she had accepted an offer of $NZ45,000 ($36,100) to sleep with a stranger.
Would you give away $NZ45,000 lightly?