Less, says Tony Abbott:
TONY Abbott urges women to save their virginity for marriage and reveals mixed feelings about contraception in a new interview [with the Women's Weekly].
Mr Abbott is also asked about whether he expects his own daughters to remain virgins until they are married and says all women should regard their virginity as “a gift” that should not be given lightly.
Well, of course. What man doesn’t respect a woman more if he’s the one to “deflower” her? The problem is, you only get to do it once, and then, you know. She’s already given you that “gift”. What else does she have to offer? Probably best to send her off to a nunnery and find another one.
And here I was worried that ludicrously offensive sexual double-standards were on the way out. Three cheers to Tony for publicly reviving them. I’m sure the readers of the Women’s Weekly can’t wait to thank him at the ballot box.
PS: And don’t even THINK of throwing this back at Tony as some sort of “hypocrisy”, on the grounds that he regularly had pre-marital sex when he was younger. He’s a MAN, so it’s okay. It’s just women who are ruined by it. And you can’t attack him for callously “ruining” (as he thinks of it) his then partner without agreeing with him that single women’s worth is tied up in their virginity, so that won’t work, either.