Plain speaking Australian politician Mark Latham ridiculed contemporary Australian male culture this week, complaining beer swilling macho men of old have been emasculated by feminists and neo-conservatives.
"Australian mates and good blokes have been replaced by nervous wrecks, metrosexual knobs and tossbags, the former opposition leader declared in his new book of political philosophy A Conga Line of Suckholes, It's the revenge of the nerds.
Mr Lathan previously attracted acclaim for calling Australian PM John Howard an arse licker over his backing for George Bush and the President the most incompetent and dangerous president in living memory.. His views also struck a chord with comments by flamboyant British DJ (and new Skrufff contributor) Judge Jules, who in 2004 told a local journalist hed noticed a similar trend when touring there.
The best way I could describe Aussie male clubbers' attire was a 'gay surfer' look, said Jules (writing on his weekly website diary). The interviewer didn't take offence and agreed.
In more bad news for Australian blokes, the Journal of Sex Research published the findings of a massive survey of 15,000 women and their orgasm experiences this week, and revealed that women having lesbian sex come significantly more than those having sex with men. The survey showed that one in three women having heterosexual sex fail to reach orgasm compared to one of four having lesbian sex and concluded that the main reason for the discrepancy was the lack of imagination used by the heterosexual couplings.
"Much of the research on female difficulties with orgasm or with heterosexual sex in general has focused more on indirect causes, such as upbringing, attitudes, religion, marital adjustment, anxiety, previous traumatic experience, the study said.
"(But) The sexual stimulation delivered to women in the typical, rigidly-scripted heterosexual interaction has more to do with whether they reach orgasm (and we suspect, enjoy sex) than with more obscure and distant causes". (Fox News)
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