Samantha Maiden - the journalist in question - generously appeared on TV the next day to say she forgave all of Dutton's sins but there seems to be a pattern emerging of men just being complete idiots in public when it comes to the ladies. To top it all off you get a West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, boorishly propositioning a female journalist on-camera, in the process deeply humiliating her.
It just doesn't pay to be a professional woman in Australia. All those years of fighting for better conditions, equal pay, and more opportunities to play in the big leagues, and you get cack-handed fools like Briggs, Dutton and Gayle coming in and soiling the furniture. It's sort of the public analogue of a pack of wet and muddy dogs rolling around on the just-vacuumed couch. Yuck! Outside, all of you!