August 27, 2003


The Murphy Brown of Australian bloggers!

Posted by Tim Blair at August 27, 2003 11:27 AM

yup, my site has officially been sexed up.

Posted by: Gianna at August 27, 2003 at 11:39 AM

"the biological father and I are only platonically involved."

So Gianna, not wishing to judge, what did you say to the guy ? " I want your sperm, then you can fuck off"?

So much for your little lefty and member of the Howard Hezbollah being conceived as an act of love, though I suppose in your case self love will have to do.

Posted by: nic at August 27, 2003 at 11:47 AM

Gee, nic, what did she do, reject your sperm?

Posted by: Andrea Harris at August 27, 2003 at 12:04 PM

gees tim.. why did you post a link to that SHITE? it wasted two minutes of my time.

Posted by: roscoe.p.coltrane at August 27, 2003 at 12:48 PM

Congratulations to Gianna. nic - weird, sad comment. roscoe - clickin' back and making comments wasted two more. Also weird and sad.

Posted by: Dylan at August 27, 2003 at 02:05 PM

Gee, Nic, how did you guess? Those were my EXACT words. Right after, "pass me that turkey baster".

"Howard Hezbollah" - that's great!

ps thanks Dylan.

Posted by: Gianna at August 27, 2003 at 02:25 PM

I've no problem with anyone's lifestyle choice as long as it doesn't cost me. Congrats on the curtain-tugger, Gianna, and i hope you ain't goin' on welfare and moving into a caravan park.

Posted by: Habib Bickford at August 27, 2003 at 02:52 PM

I'd congratulete her, but she has banned me from commenting on her blog.

It ain't easy being evil. :(

Posted by: Evil Pundit at August 27, 2003 at 04:18 PM


If you want to do a Gianna, I'm here for you.

Posted by: Alex Hidell at August 27, 2003 at 05:47 PM

Gianna should read the excellent Angela Shanahan in today's Australian on the importance of the role of fathers. To deliberately and calculatingly deprive a child of a father is hardly a mere 'lifestyle choice', but a life sentence for the child. The absolute epitomy of selfishnesness.
You are absolutely right, Nic.

Posted by: Richard at August 27, 2003 at 08:41 PM

Alex: that's quite enough.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at August 27, 2003 at 09:04 PM

Nic, so you are saying I should've lovingly aborted it instead?

Richard, that's a pretty big assumption. Who's depriving anyone of a father? As I said, the father is going to be involved, both practically and financially. Surely whether or not he and I are having sex is not going to make all that much difference to the child. But if it makes it easier for you to come to terms with, just pretend we were married and are now divorced. OK? Or do you look down upon people who divorce from the same great height?

btw Evil Pundit - I don't even recall seeing your name before, and I'm pretty sure I haven't banned you.

Posted by: Gianna at August 27, 2003 at 09:38 PM

I called myself Indole Ring then.

But if you don't like comments you don't agree with, I won't go over there and make them. I have my own blog where I can rant as much as I like.

Posted by: Evil Pundit at August 27, 2003 at 10:01 PM

Can I ask you a question, Gianna? If your child is a boy, what will you tell him about his future role in life? Will you tell him that, in the future, as more women make the choice you made, it is increasingly unlikely that he will be involved as part of a loving family, but that his main role may well be as a sperm donor, and probably provider of financial support.
If you do decide to be so truthful with him, how do you think he will react? Will he welcome this, or curse you and all the women like you for being so incredibly self-centred and stupid?

Posted by: Richard at August 27, 2003 at 10:25 PM


of course I would not rather you had an abortion.I responded to what you wrote of your own free will and posted it for all to see. The tone of your complete post smacks of " well, this is what I want, I need something though I don't really need a man, though I will expect him to support us financially"

Gianna, you made your own choice for your own reason, thats your business, however,posting it for others to see only invites comments good and bad. As a man, I find the way in which you seemed to dismiss your partner as an irrelevance to your plans selfish in the extreme.

So, the child becomes a chattel,a new toy to relieve the current boredom of life, brought up in your own image, to satisfy needs that you have, while the dad can support you.

I feel sorry for your partner.

Posted by: Nic (RWDB) at August 28, 2003 at 12:44 AM

So, it's kind of like getting a new pocketbook?

Posted by: Donnah at August 28, 2003 at 05:20 AM

Ahhh rejection, this feels familiar. Oh well, I guess its back to the wife...

Posted by: Alex Hidell at August 28, 2003 at 11:23 AM

Richard -- my guess is the kid will turn out better with Gianna's friend as it's father than if you were in any way involved in raising it. Get a life.

Posted by: Robert at August 28, 2003 at 03:13 PM

Erk... sorry about the superflous apostrophe.

Posted by: Robert at August 28, 2003 at 03:20 PM


Posted by: Caz at August 28, 2003 at 07:47 PM

Don't you just love wankers like Robert, whose idea of a contribution is a couple of lines of abuse of someone they don't know anything about?
Dickwits like him should just fuck off.

Posted by: Richard at August 28, 2003 at 11:22 PM

Pot. Kettle. Black.

Posted by: Graham at August 29, 2003 at 01:54 AM