Christchurch accountancy firm blasted for 'offensive', 'sexist' newsletter

Christchurch accountancy firm blasted for 'offensive', 'sexist' newsletter
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A Christchurch accountancy firm has removed its newsletter from online platforms after people complained it was offensive and sexist.

Perriam and Partners published their February newsletter on its website and sent it to clients.

The newsletter contained stories about what excuses women have provided to their husbands when they don't want to have sex. In addition, it had a section that appeared to downplay gender equality and another that mocked beneficiaries.

A story in the newsletter describes how a man used a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to detail all the reasons his wife turned down sex, Stuff reports. 

"The excuses varied from feeling 'sweaty and gross', to 'watching the show (friends re-run), and 'I'm too tired'. Sound familiar?" the story read. 

Another story appeared to downplay gender equality by saying "Being male, it ain't easy".

Christchurch accountancy firm blasted for 'offensive', 'sexist' newsletter
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Christchurch accountancy firm blasted for 'offensive', 'sexist' newsletter
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"Merely being male would seem to be a problem. There are too many in parliament, we have too many male judges, doctors, airline pilots and boardroom representations, just to name a few.

"Yet, we're the ones that fought in major wars and many, many other battles. The animal kingdom is still governed predominantly by the male."

A third post showed a picture of a sign "written over a tradie's ute I spotted over the holiday". 

"Attention: Do not steal my tools, I need them to pay your benefit," the sign reads. 

The newsletter was posted online, prompting a number of people to complain, with one saying the newsletter was "sexist and offensive".

Stuff reports that the firm has apologised to the people who complained.

Perriam and Partners director Warren Perriam told Stuff no offence was intended and "if any was taken then I do unreservedly apologise".

Perriam and Partners have been contacted for comment by Newshub.

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