Australian students take sexism gong for rape 'joke'
SYDNEY (AFP) - Students from Sydney University have been handed Australia's annual gold "Ernie" award for sexism for distributing beer holders branded "It's not rape if it's my birthday", organisers said on Thursday.
Gaffe-prone Prime Minister Tony Abbott was also among the recipients, taking the "The Clinton" category for repeat offences.
The politics award went to his conservative colleague Mal Brough for naming a quail dish on a menu at an election fundraiser after ex-premier Julia Gillard due to its "small breasts, huge thighs and a big red box".
But Wesley College, among several prestigious church-run residential dormitories at Sydney University accused of sexual harassment and wild initiation rituals in recent years, won the traditional "boo-off" at Wednesday night's gala dinner in Sydney.