Tag Archives: Julia Gillard

Quick hit: Rachel Hills on Julia Gillard

TweetFriend of the site Rachel Hills has a piece in this week’s edition of the UK magazine The Stylist, about the misogyny that marked Julia Gillard’s short but eventful tenure as Prime Minister of Australia. Gillard was ousted earlier this year, replaced by the man she herself had ousted just a few years before. Hills [...]
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Australian PM Gillard blasts opposition leader Abbott misogyny and sexism

TweetSpeaking of calling people on their bullshit, this is epic: If you can’t watch the video, Here’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard most salient charge in brief: “I will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man, I will not. And the government will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man. [...]
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Update: Australian Labor Party votes to add marriage equality to its platform

Tweet“Surely Australia has reached a point where we can value relationships by markers such a respect, commitment and love.” That’s Australian Finance Minister Penny Wong, who is openly gay, in her remarks to the Australian Labor Party conference this past weekend. Last week I posted a video that was made by the Australian political action [...]
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Women in politics: “Taking the remarkable and rendering it unremarkable”

TweetEarlier this week, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard – the nation’s first woman PM – addressed EMILY’s List Australia at Parliament House in Canberra. Gillard has her critics, and I’d be lying if I said I was inspired and entirely satisfied by the job she’s doing as PM. It would be delusional to imagine that [...]
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