Sexisms. “Men of the Right”

The Australian Independent Media Network

sexism

The subject of sexism is a touchy one and in Australia, it has more recently been accentuated by the frequent attacks on the Prime Minister by sections of the media and the opposition led by Tony Abbott. Mr. Abbott has the persona of a bloke’s bloke and so he doesn’t allow the normal niceties one would reserve for a lady to interfere with his daily attacks on her.

Maybe it would be fair if he just stuck to political jousting however; it is not acceptable when the attacks are personal. But then he leads a party that doesn’t openly encourage female involvement. In fact, if his party forms government after the next election, women’s participation in the Parliament will take a major step backwards. As would women’s issues generally purely based on representation. Take it for granted that per chance he is elected he will say in his victory speech…

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