rage meter


It’s not always easy to know what you should be outraged about and to what extent.  Thankfully, I’ve done the hard work for you. 

Here’s this week’s guide to doing your lolly.


Are you angry about grown men paying for sex?  Then here’s your punching bag! And don’t forget to call sex workers ‘hookers’, ‘floozies’ or ‘sluts’ while you’re at it.  (My favourite is ‘strumpet’, but I just can’t seem to get it to take off.)

There was a raid on Thomson’s house this morning, guaranteeing we will have to endure the Opposition talking about ‘rancid scandals’ for another ...

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  • Reply October 24, 2012

    The Huntress

    Haha. Love Marieke Hardy and I am outraged that she has stepped outside the natural order. How dare she! Nice one, as always, Corinne.

    • Reply October 24, 2012


      True so true. Tony and all the other blokes “who have no problem with women” as long as the women know their place – bare foot, pregnant and preferably without a thought in their pretty little heads.

      It’s obvious that there is a deep ingrained hatered of women in our society, and like a toxin it seeps out when the men feel threatened. They do this by minimizing mysogony and denigrating women and their achievements.

      For decades we have been told that there is equality for women but obviously that’s a big fat lie.

      Once again Corinne you are brilliant and I hope that when you begin your studies you don’t forget your ever appreciative readers who really need a good laugh to relieve the tension and stress of all the crap we have to put up with.

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    I hate the term mummy blogger. Makes my neck itchy and red.

  • Reply October 24, 2012

    Jane Caro

    Snort, chuckle, donkey bray and snort again. Shit, just sprayed my coffee out my nose and all over my shirt! Now my rage index is pretty high, let me tell you.

    • Reply November 15, 2012


      Wow – what a write up!! Screaming with delight! Eeek! Happy endorphins!! So good for my blood pressure condition.
      Gee, thanks Corrine – I so agree.

  • Reply October 24, 2012

    Lara Cain GRay

    I really didn’t understand the point of that Media Watch episode. They seemed to be suggesting that something sinister was afoot online, they just weren’t entirely sure what. I’ve considered making up some bumper stickers that say “I have a PhD and a Mummy Blog” (which is true). I’m sure one of my abundance of corporate sponsors (??) would fund it if I said nice things about them.

  • Reply October 24, 2012

    Rachel Hancock

    Corinne, I hate the term ‘mummy blogger’ as much as you hate ‘female comedian’.

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    “mummy blogger” ,”cottage industry”, “mummy porn” blah blah blah – stuff them and their stupid labels. I am a mum, I am a blogger and I have a brain and shit and all that. x

  • Reply October 24, 2012

    Jan Dobson

    I hope your move into the legal profession will not preclude continuing your contributions to The Hoopla. Nothing puts outrage into perspective faster than a great laugh. Loved the use of ‘wacker’, very timely!

  • Reply October 24, 2012

    Mrs Woog

    One of my favourite things that I recall was when a journalist asked me whether I was considering having more children so I could, you know, continue my career as a “Mummy Blogger.”

    I have never laughed so hard in my life! But he was serious!

    Then my subconsious planted a seed, which I fleshed out here in this post – http://www.woogsworld.com/2012/06/fictional-internet-woogsworld-baby.html

    I have discussed with the lovely Marieke whether she was planning a drug free birth. She tells me no.


  • Reply October 24, 2012

    Kerri Sackville

    Fuckity fuckity fuck. I was that one ‘female writer’. I have two university degrees and a scarily high IQ* but I know bugger all about politics and so excused myself from the Dental Health debate. I wasn’t afraid of Tanya P’s mind control techniques. I simply decided not to enter the discussion as it is not my area of expertise or interest.
    Having said that, I made that decision for ME. I did and do fully support every other blogger’s right to get as involved (or uninvolved) as they wish with whatever issue they wish.
    Rage index? Grrrrrr.

    *okay, so I have no idea what my IQ is

    • Reply October 24, 2012

      corinne grant

      That’s what I was saying, Kerri. You made your comment for yourself and yourself alone but it was used by the show as some sort of ‘proof’ for all so-called mummy bloggers. Please read again, I wasn’t attacking you, I was questioning Media Watch. I also didn’t use your name deliberately so as not to draw further attention to the way your comment was, I feel, unfairly used on the show.

      • Reply October 24, 2012

        Kerri Sackville

        All good Corrine! I did laugh outloudly much at this post. (And if MW are reading: YES ‘outloudly’ is a word. So shut up.)

  • Reply October 24, 2012

    Wolfie Rankin

    If “Mummy Blogger” is bad “Mommy Blogger” is worse.

    When Aussie kids start using the term “Mom”, Aussie culture is dead.

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    oh Corinne! Add all these ragey things to my already ragey mood today and I may just go all Michael Douglas in that movie with the traffic or something. Or maybe I just might and stand in the local shopping centre and shout at everyone. Decisions . . . (love your writing as usual, please don’t stop!)

  • Reply October 24, 2012

    Mum of Adult Kids

    Nobody gave me money for breeding, and I did it twice. Boy, was I stupid!

  • Reply October 24, 2012

    sue mcleod

    Relax ladies! All is fixed – the solution has arrived to all our rage. A computer designed just for us! I didn’t even know I needed it – but it’s going right on my girly desk alongside my special Bic lady pens! It’s even set up with features that we all need every day – a diary (meh), a scrap book (urrrmm, okaaaaaay) and HOROSCOPES – yes, no more will I have to buy a silly newspaper or get a man to help me with an app on my phone. I’ll have them right at my fingertips on my elegant keyboard. We should take up a collection to get one for Gina Rinehart, or the PM, or the GG … I have two kids – I may take up blogging on it!

  • Reply October 24, 2012



    How can I maintain the rage when I am laughing so much I have to run down the road for a pack of *Tena Ladies

    *sponsored post

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    Thanks Corinne for the laughs, they do help ease the rage.

    If anyone wants to keep laughing,
    mariekehardy.com/blog , two very funny articles if you haven’t already read them,

    ” A quiet word just between us Dames ”
    & ” The Australian : A Riposte “

  • Reply October 24, 2012

    Alison Abrahams

    On the money Corinne! I’d also like to point out that Mr Abbott has not given birth. And what really struck me was the image of him sitting alongside his wife, slightly to the rear and enraptured in her comments about him not being a woman hater. The body language definitely suggested she wears the pants. First time I ever considered the guy was actually human….

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    It is my opinion that Mr Abbott, Mr Hockey and Ms Bishop are actually aliens (from a leeser evolved planet…yes there could be one) in human disguise who wagged earth classes but came to try and take us over anyway.

    yet again gorgeous article Corrine

    • Reply October 24, 2012


      My god Leesa, I think you’re right. It;s like “Third Rock From The Sun” except it’s not funny! Perhaps they should go back to their own planet and stay there.

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    Corinne, I love you.

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    I’d turn for you Corinne!

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    Corinne, you are such a funny woman…laughed all the way through this! Who needs a therapist when we’ve got your brand of humour…does that mean you could bottle and sell it???? Maybe you could flog it to the pollies!
    Please keep writing this ‘stuff’…could be called ‘stuff and nonsense’…the new ‘making sense’. Or maybe ‘challenging the sensisiblities’, the adult wiggles show for all pollies.
    You’re an absolute hotshot, shooting from the hip with the most delicious smile plastered across your face. Love ya!

  • Reply October 24, 2012

    Yvette Yeates

    Ok, what the hell happened in Australia?
    One minute we’re told women have equality and that feminism is dead (apparently) and then BAM! Alan Jones starts (ok continued to be obnoxious); Gillard finally stands up and puts Abott in it; and then he makes it worse with barren governments (and I bet he was too busy working during the early years anyway – experience bah!); and then I find all these articles where many men are being pig head sexist pigs eg Tracey Spicer, the MW story above just name a couple. What the hell? Christ! If my husband said any of those disrespect things he’d have an earfull (new word?) from me. Grow up and respect women instead of denigrating them £$%&s!!
    Sorry just needed to get that out. Well done Corrine. It is now printed out and sticky taped on the fridge door – magnets don’t work for some reason – as a warning to my husband and kids. :)

  • Reply October 24, 2012

    Lisa Lintern

    Did you hear Mrs Woog clocked over 2 million page views today? Bloody mummy bloggers…destroying the joint. Fantastic and hilarious post Corinne.

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    Love this post. Raging on.

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    well if TA is going to represent me after the next election I am going to defect. I suggest we build a new queendom put a row of vaginal speculums around us all those who are happy to pick one up and understand how it works and what its for is allowed in children are exceptions.

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    Hahahaha Annie, love it! OMG , if TA it gets in I am seriously leavingthejoint as it will be definitely wrecked.
    Great writing, thanks Corinne.

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    I’d be interested to know what Julie Bishop thinks of Tony’s views on childless female politicians.

  • Reply October 25, 2012

    Van Essa

    Thank you Corinne. I thoroughly enjoyed that article.

  • Reply October 25, 2012

    Pappinbarra Fox

    I think you mis-spelled wacker – isn’t there an “n” in there somewhere?

  • Reply October 25, 2012

    Pappinbarra Fox

    oops whaker, anyone I do love irony and all that stuff.

  • Reply October 25, 2012

    Hanne Worsoe

    Thankyou, Corinne Grant. Fortunately I had finished my tea & toast before I read this, or I’d have been covered in wet crumbs. Hilarious & on the money. Just discovered this treasure of a blog from a dear friend in Melb.
    We are particularly enraged up here in Brisvague (despite the onset of brain-addling space-out warmer weather), as Premier Newman slashes any govt-funded social policy that is even vaguely enlightened & saves long-term tax payer dollars. Murri Courts, regional family planning programs, jail rehab, you name it. All gone. If Qld situation ain’t enough to convince people of the dangers of voting for deeply conservative d#$%heads, what the hell is?
    Sharing your site with all my friends.

  • Reply October 25, 2012


    Corinne – “OH MY GOD” is deeply offensive to me as a Christian. There are plenty of other words you could use to convey your feelings.

    • Reply October 25, 2012


      My rage level up this week, ACT elections. Pretty much seats for dollars spent on the election. Is this what democracy is? Market forces? If so, could we skip the turning out to vote bizzo??

  • Reply October 25, 2012


    Media Watch was probably just looking for a rise in ratings – I’m an avid ABC viewer – but I don’t watch Media Watch – I am already aware that many current affair type shows/publications get it wrong, I don’t need to be reminded why I don’t watch it!!
    Many TV viewers weren’t even aware of Media Watch – but they are now.
    Clever to jump on a trend though – content, not so clever ;)
    But us silly mummies wouldn’t realise that would we lol!
    I’m going back to the kitchen – barefoot – and oh, not pregnant, done that already, it’s taken four times to realise the little buggers just make a mess!!

  • Reply October 25, 2012


    I’m glad somebody is media-watching Media Watch and I’m glad it’s you Corinne. Making your point and making it funny, it’s a joy to read.

  • Reply October 25, 2012


    Hanne Worse, I’m a Queenslander and I totally agree with you, Can Do can do anything and is doing it good or bad Corinne love your articles, and oh, how true they all are.

  • Reply October 25, 2012


    I’m about about to be hated by all mums as I think the baby bonus should never have been instituted. It’s paying women to have sex.

  • Reply October 25, 2012


    Yup. Tops gooder-er. Tick!

  • Reply October 25, 2012


    Well we could always start calling them daddy bloggers. Sometimes you just have to give as good as you get.

    Thanks for the laugh, Corinne !!

  • Reply October 25, 2012

    Nanny advocate

    I have officially reached the Extreme index!!! Heaven help me when it’s catastrophic!
    Did you read the article about CNN and the research showing women’s menstrual cycle and hormones can make her decide who vote for in elections!!!! AAAARRRGGHHHH!
    Classic line from jezebel publication in response “CNN Thinks Crazy Ladies Can’t Help Voting With Their Vaginas Instead of Their Brains”.
    Isn’t there some research out tehre about men thinking with their penis’ ???

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/life/online-outrage-prompts-cnn-to-pull-story-linking-female-voting-to-ovulation-20121025-287rq.html#ixzz2AJ2pExTi

    • Reply October 26, 2012


      Oh Nanny advocate, is there some research out there about men NOT thinking with their penis?

  • Reply October 26, 2012

    Annie Also

    I was enjoying all this ( especially the TA point..actually even his name makes me go extreme with rage) but when I got to” Oh my god I’m a christian” comment I stopped enjoying and just went berserk with rage! Oh my flying spaghetti monster!!!

  • Reply October 26, 2012


    Thanks Corrine, My Rage levels are very high,when it comes to the fact, that if or when you may disagree with the current Govt , the alternative is much worse.
    We are watching grown Liberal (Rhodes Scholars , banking finance & lawyer degree) MPs making statements like idiots. It’s Very scary for our future and we should be out-raged at where the opposition has taken the debate level.

  • Reply October 27, 2012


    With my 3 kids no baby bonus…help the single parents instead!..

  • Reply October 28, 2012


    Love it Corrine -laughter is the best medicine.

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