Cringe-worthy article may have worst opening ever

Posted at 11:31 AM, Jan 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-20 13:09:28-05


“She lost a womb but gained a penis,” wrote Toronto Star columnist Rosie DiManno.  “The former was being removed surgically — full hysterectomy — while the latter was forcibly shoved into her slack mouth.”

It was an opening so horrible it was destined to go viral, especially considering the context of the story.

“This woman, whose identity is covered by a publication ban, was testifying Thursday in the trial of Dr. George Doodnaught, an anesthesiologist charged with sexually assaulting 20 women while they were helpless in the North York General Hospital operating theatre, and one at an outside clinic.”

That’s right, by saying “gained a penis”, DiManno meant that a woman who had been drugged for surgery was being sexually assaulted:

“”I opened my eyes because I felt I was gagging. My head was turned to the left and he had his penis in my mouth. I saw the shaft of his penis. I saw brown skin. I saw veins. And I remember looking up at his face because he was leaning on the screen with his right hand on his hip, his left hand on the screen and I (saw) his wedding band.”

For the rest of this awful story see the Toronto Star website.