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WATCH: Australian PM Julia Gillard slams opposition’s sexism claims, Gillard’s misogyny speech goes global

Julia Gillard made an impassioned speech against Tony Abbott’s motion to remove Peter Slipper as Speaker. Photo: Andrew Meares

Transcript of Julia Gillard’s speech Brisbane Times Thank you very much Deputy Speaker and I rise to oppose the motion moved by the Leader of the Opposition. And in so doing I say to the Leader of the Opposition I will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man. I will not. And the Government…

Australia’s Gillard Accuses Abbott of Sexism as Slipper Resigns Businessweek Julia Gillard, Australia’s first female prime minister, accused opposition leader Tony Abbott of sexism and hypocrisy after he forced a vote to remove House Speaker Peter Slipper, who later resigned. Gillard’s Labor government, which appointed Slipper …

Gillard’s misogyny speech goes global ABC Online Julia Gillard’s speech slamming Opposition Leader Tony Abbott for being a misogynist has gone viral, with newspapers and blogs around the world taking notice. During a vitriolic day of parliamentary debate yesterday, Ms Gillard unleashed on Mr Abbott’s …

Gillard wins global praise for ‘misogyny’ speech Ninemsn Julia Gillard’s blast against “misogynistic” Tony Abbott in parliament yesterday has made international headlines, with one writer comparing the prime minister to the Incredible Hulk.

Gillard’s Abbott blast sweeps globe Herald Sun PRIME Minister Julia Gillard’s parliamentary broadside against Tony Abbott has made international headlines, with one news blog praising it as an ‘epic speech’ by a ‘badass motherf***er’. The 15 minute impassioned speech, in which Ms Gillard accused Mr …

We expected more of Gillard Sydney Morning Herald Transcript of Julia Gillard’s speech · Video of Gillard’s speech in full. JULIA GILLARD confronted a stark choice yesterday – the political defence of her parliamentary numbers, or the defence of the principle of respect for women. If Gillard will not …

WATCH: Australian PM Julia Gillard slams opposition’s sexism claims in fiery … UPI.com (blog) It’s not every day that Australian (or American) political discourse gets so heated, and rarely does a female head-of-state speak so openly and personally about sexism and misogyny in governance. In a passionate speech to parliament, Australian Prime …

Gillard Defends Passionate Parliamentary Speech on Sexism Voice of America (blog) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is defending a passionate speech before parliament in which she slammed an opposition leader for having what she said are sexist and misogynist views. Ms. Gillard, Australia’s first female prime minister, on …

New Yorker (blog)
Australians living in the United States are accustomed to their American friends passing along “news” from back home about dingoes and crocodiles. Australia’s a long way away, after all. But this morning, something weirdly substantial made the rounds …

Australia premier accuses opposition leader of sexism Salt Lake Tribune Canberra, Australia • Julia Gillard, Australia’s first female prime minister, accused opposition leader Tony Abbott of sexism and hypocrisy Tuesday after he forced a vote to remove House Speaker Peter Slipper, who later resigned. Gillard’s Labor …

Prime Minister Julia Gillard blasts Tony Abbott in extraordinary scenes in … The Australian PETER Slipper has unreservedly apologised for his comments on female genitalia following a fiery question time that saw the PM label Tony Abbott a misogynist. An unprecedented constitutional bid to sack the problem Speaker failed in Parliament today ..

Gillard’s Abbott blast sweeps globe Herald Sun PRIME Minister Julia Gillard’s parliamentary broadside against Tony Abbott has made international headlines, with one news blog praising it as an ‘epic speech’ by a ‘badass motherf***er’. The 15 minute impassioned speech, in which …

Pooping Gillard’s Party Crikey (blog) Julia Gillard may be able to make Tony Abbott squirm in parliament, but women still seem to be regarded as easier to discipline than men. Politicians are far more willing to tell single mothers that they have to get into the workforce, pronto, than to …

Gillard accused of letting down Australian women The Sunday Times Prime Minister Julia Gillard was Wednesday accused of letting down Australian women by defending her tainted parliamentary speaker and using gender to deflect criticism. Gillard, the nation’s first woman leader, lashed out Tuesday at opposition leader Tony Abbott after he called for the removal of speaker Peter Slipper over lurid text messages which included crude references to female genitalia.

Abbott sidesteps attempt to revive abortion pill debate Sydney Morning Herald THE Coalition has pledged not to change rules allowing the import of the abortion pill RU486, as Labor seeks to draw the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, into a debate about abortion.

Not-so-secret women’s business becomes a man’s undoing The Canberra Times PARLIAMENT, traditionally a rather blokey forum, is having a feminine moment. Women have had the federal vote in this country since 1902. But it’s as though politicians have only just now discovered that half the population possesses what the now-former Speaker Peter Slipper would refer to in a text message as something un-printably Anglo-Saxon.

Sleaze claims Slipper’s scalp The Australian Financial Review Laura Tingle – Julia Gillard has gambled that her emotional attack on [Tony] Abbott will escalate the focus on the Opposition Leader’s attitude towards women. Pamela Williams – For [Peter] Slipper, there was nowhere to hide after the avalanche of text …

What Could Obama Learn from Julia Gillard’s Speech on Australian … By Amelia Lester This morning, a fifteen-minute clip of Australian parliamentary proceedings in which Australia’s first woman Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, calls the leader of the opposition, Tony Abbott, a misogynist, and does so with genuine anger, made the …

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