To deceive is Devine

Test yourself: can you detect what is dishonest about this argument in a Mirada Devine column about RU486 published in the Sydney Morning Herald today:

And, despite the hype about a gender divide in the Senate last week, about the same number of men (21) and women (24) voted in favour of removing Abbott’s authority.

The answer is here


  1. #1 Will McKenna
    February 16, 2006

    Hah! I knew it was that there were many fewer female than male senators!

    Someone might ask Mirada Devine if wives (and girlfriends) should have some control over whether or not a man gets a vasectomy. I know it isn’t a great analogy, but it might open some eyes.

  2. #2 Julian
    February 18, 2006

    As Ronald Reagan said, “I notice that everyone who is in favour of abortion has already been born.”

  3. #3 jade
    February 18, 2006

    Well, I’m glad my parents conceived me. I’d have been so angry if they hadn’t.

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