Australia PM misogyny speech sparks dictionary rethink, Gillard speech prompts dictionary to change ‘misogyny’ definition

“We need to add a second definition, which is slightly stronger than sexist but heading in that direction towards entrenched prejudice rather than a visceral hatred,” Macquarie editor Sue Butler says. Photo: Louise Kennerley

Macquarie Dictionary has last word on misogyny The Australian Financial Review Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s celebrated and deplored speech against Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has prompted the national dictionary to redefine the word misogyny from meaning solely hatred of women to include a deep prejudice as well. Ms Gillard…

Coalition attacks Macquarie for redefining ‘misogyny’ The Australian “The Prime Minister knew when she used the term ‘misogyny’ that she was calling Tony Abbott a women hater and she should bear the burden of that vicious personal smear.” Labor MPs have been repeatedly asked whether they believe the Opposition …

Australian “misogyny” speech prompts change to dictionary Reuters Prime Minister Julia Gillard last week used a parliamentary debate to launch a strong attack against conservative Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, accusing him of being a misogynist, and her speech has since become an Internet hit. In response, Australia …

Dictionary changes ‘misogyny’ definition after Australian PM’s furious attack … National Post Prime Minister Julia Gillard last week used a parliamentary debate to launch a strong attack against conservative Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, accusing him of being a misogynist, and her speech has since become an Internet hit. If he wants to know …

Australia PM misogyny speech sparks dictionary rethink The Sunday Times Sri Lanka Gillard, the nation’s first woman leader, lashed out last week at Tony Abbott in parliament, saying she would not be “lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man”. Her comments went viral and won praise around the world but also sparked debate about …

Dictionary follows Aussie PM in defining misogyny San Francisco Chronicle Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s fiery speech last week in which she branded conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott a misogynist for a string of allegedly sexist comments he had made in recent years has been lauded by feminists around the world. But …

Rural blokes lapped up Julia’s biffo The Australian Financial Review Women liked to learn about Tony Abbott’s feminine side, but it left the blokes wondering. After their performances in recent weeks, Australian voters are starting to dislike Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott a bit less …

Julia Gillard speech prompts dictionary to change ‘misogyny’ definition The Guardian “If Macquarie changes its definition of misogyny to something other than what it is, it undermines Macquarie Dictionary in its entirety,” he said. “The prime minister knew when she used the term misogyny that she was calling Tony Abbott a women hater…

Australian PM’s Fiery Speech, Prompts Change In Definition Of ‘Misogyny’ GPB It was as hot as political fireworks get and The Guardian reports that the speech provoked a debate about the treatment of women in politics and another, more nerdy, conversation: Was Gillard misusing “the word misogyny and falsely accusing Tony Abbott …

The ugliness of misogyny The Australian Financial Review People are asking, how can it be that a man like the Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, who is loved by his wife and daughters (and his female dog), and was no doubt doted on by his mother, can be called a misogynist – a woman hater? The answer is …

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