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What does "all skirt, no cattle" mean, other than a slur on women?

The expression "all hat, no cattle" (or horse) is a cowboy or rancher metaphor that can be applied to anyone, male or female. Your substitution of "skirt" implies that Royal's only argument lies in exploiting her femininity (charm, good looks, etc).

If that's what you mean, then you should argue it properly. Or stop making allusions of this kind.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Feb 12th, 2007 at 01:59:48 AM EST
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Segolene doesn't wear a hat. If it can make you happy I can say about Sarko "all pants, no cattle".

Yes you can say that that looks and posturing are not enough to make a good president.

It has nothing to do with slurs on women.

by oldfrog on Mon Feb 12th, 2007 at 09:39:01 AM EST
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Most people of whom it is said: "all hat, no cattle" don't wear a hat. And no, I don't accept that you would ever have said: "all pants, no cattle" of Sarkozy, unless I had objected to your use of "skirt".

It's just casual sexism.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Feb 12th, 2007 at 02:01:49 PM EST
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