Equality matters

Two issues of equality to cover today.

1. Kathryn Bigelow has become the first female director to win the Best Director Oscar. For all you men out there who think women don’t face any sort of institutional or societal barriers, I’ll just re-emphasize that Bigelow is the first female director ever to win, in nearly 80 years of the awards.

2. The Vatican has been hit by a gay sex scandal, with a chorister there being sacked for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for papal gentleman-in-waiting. Notwithstanding the obvious problem with the words that follow (as if women could ever be involved in the church!), the only way this could be funnier or more ironic is if it were lesbian prostitutes being procured for women bishops.

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