Julia Gillard, Australia Prime Minister, Launches Blistering Attack On Sexism During Parliament Speech

From Huffington Post:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/09/julia-gillard-sexism-speech_n_1952231.html

10/09/2012

Australia’s female Prime Minister Julia Gillard gave an “epic speech on sexism” on Tuesday, when she traded heated blows in Parliament with opposition leader Tony Abbott.

In what has been dubbed a “masterful, righteous take-down,” Gillard’s fiery speech lambasted Abbott in front of the House of Representatives and called him a “sexist” and “misogynist.”

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation uploaded a video capturing Gillard’s scathing speech to YouTube on Tuesday.

“I will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man; I will not,” Gillard begins, gesturing toward Abbott. She continues:

And the government will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man. Not now, not ever. The leader of the opposition says that people who hold sexist views and who are misogynists are not appropriate for high office. Well, I hope the leader of the opposition has got a piece of paper and he is writing out his resignation. Because if he wants to know what misogyny looks like in modern Australia, he doesn’t need a motion in the house of representatives, he needs a mirror.

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