I was flipping through one of our trashier tabloid papers this afternoon when I was forcibly reminded why I don't read it. The story in question related to the world's smallest man who is visiting Oz to raise awareness about sex trafficking and to seek donations for his foundation which supports orphans and people with disabilities in Nepal. (though they described it as the disabled - another of my bug bears).
The article in question (which is by-lined) did not bring up these issues until the third paragraph. In the second they commented on his height saying and I quote 'To put it in perspective, this is smaller than a typical tea-towel.' You can see the whole rotten article if you can stomach it here . And I complain about newspapers and the media more generally objectifying women. I can't bring to mind a comparison quite as offensive as this one.
I am so angry I could just spit. As one of our cats used to say when displeased MUNG, MUNG, MUNG.