It looks like David Cunliffe can't resist the urge to indulge in sexist abuse. In a column for The Ruminator, he begins:
A couple of months ago I was asked to write a post for the Ruminator and, rather optimistically, I agreed.The original brief was to respond to a post by Judith Collins. My post was going to be about snapper, not trout. But considering that issue, along with Judith’s leadership aspirations, has floundered, I’ll try another hook.
So Judith Collins is a trout. Geddit? Geddit?
As Collins points out, we can imagine the outcry from Labour if one of National's male MPs called a Labour woman a trout. Except we don't have to imagine it - remember this mess from 2007 when Nick Smith called Judith Tizard a witch?
Cunliffe is supposed to be leading a party dedicated to equality. He needs to act like it. Starting with an apology for this cheap, nasty sexism.