Gender and Politics in the media

AU: PM a ‘badass’ champion for women everywhere, Polls put focus on gender gap, Playing the sexism card

Union Abbott joke adds to gender war Sydney Morning Herald AAP Prime Minister Julia Gillard has avoided saying whether she believes Tony Abbott hateswomen despite accusing him of misogyny. “I believe Mr Abbott should be held to account for the things he said in public life,” Ms Gillard told reporters in…

Gender war is ‘voting battleground’ Herald Sun INDEPENDENT MP Rob Oakeshott says the current gender war in politics is about preparing for the next election. Prime Minister Julia Gillard attacked Opposition Leader Tony Abbott on Tuesday for misogyny and sexism. Ms Gillard said a day later she had …

PRIME MINISTER JULIA GILLARD SAID SHE WOULD NOT BE LECTURED ON “SEXISM AND MISOGYNY” BY OPPOSITION LEADER TONY ABBOTT. PICTURE: KYM SMITH NEWS LIMITED

Mr Abbott and women voters On Line Opinion Back when the world was young it generally seemed to be the case that women were moreconservative than men in their politics. Menzies drew more support from women than he did from men, and in the 1960s, when I was analysing the basis of party …

Abbott must be accountable: Gillard SBS “As one of his female colleagues, I trust and respect Tony Abbott,” Ms Bishop said, urging the prime minister to apologise “to the women that Tony Abbott loves and cares for and withdraw his offensive charge”. Liberal frontbencher Sophie Mirabella, who …

Polls put focus on gender gap The Canberra Times The relationship between Tony Abbott and women has a number of elements but essentially it is fuelled by the public opinion polls that consistently show he is relatively less popular with women voters. The latest Newspoll has him trailing Julia Gillard…

PM a ‘badass’ champion for women everywhere Sydney Morning Herald ”In an impassioned 15-minute smackdown in front of the House of Representatives, the country’s firstfemale leader gave a scathing speech calling out Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s extremely misogynistic comments, actions, views on abortion and…

Playing the sexism card The Canberra Times In the 1960s we had a division of labour in which men went out to do society’s paid work, and it was culturally decreed that it was a woman’s role to do the unpaid work. For feminists the problem with this division of labour was not simply that women …

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