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Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard explains what sexism and misogyny is to the opposition

It’s rare that a woman in power gets a chance to tell the conservative males in government  to STFU about sexism.  I think women around the world have had it up to here with the misogynistic crap and now we’ve got one of our own going on the offensive.  It’s a thing of beauty.  Julia Gillard is not a one off.  She just happens to have enough power to get the message out.  (H/T Yves Smith at NakedCapitalism)

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  1. I just have to add here that there are some commenters on Yves’ blog who don’t understand what Gillard is defending and not defending. She is absolutely not defending speaker Slipper’s text messages. She was just as offended by them as she was offended by Abbott’s sexist remarks.
    What has her righteously indignant is that Abbott assumes he can condemn speaker Slipper’s sexism and turn it into a political score for his side. Gillard is justifiably angry about a double standard Abbott is applying as well as his trivialization of sexism, treating sexism as a political cudgel in much the same way that Obama’s campaign used r@cizm. She objects to the hypocrisy and Abbott’s own misogyny.

  2. She does an awesome job of identifying specific examples of his sexist statements. I really admire how she owned feeling offended by the statements directed at her.

  3. Her self-possession, her fire, just absolutely marvelous. And speaking out. Saying it. Not just quietly taking it because if it’s about women it’s not worth mentioning.

    Go Julia! Magnificent!

  4. Gillard is even dressed like you know who.

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