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Australia: Garrett backs Julia Gillard as she reignites gender war. Gender a legitimate issue, Gillard says.

Julia Gillard v Tony Abbott on women, where they really stand in new “gender … Adelaide Now JULIA Gillard and Tony Abbott each claim the moral high ground on women’s issues, but in reality they are not so far apart after all. Analysis of their stated positions reveals that while the Prime Minister was hoping to gain political ground by firing …

Mia Freedman and Janet Albrechtsen discuss politics of gender ABC Online JANET ALBRECHTSEN, COLUMNIST, THE AUSTRALIAN: I don’t think he should be disendorsed I think if he was there should be a lot of politicians who should be disendorsed for their offensive remarks. I think the fact that it’s sexist is of course offensive …

‘There will be ways I’m criticised that haven’t happened in the past because I’m the first woman to do this job,’ Prime Minister Julia Gillard told a fund-raiser in Perth. ‘There will be issues I focus on because I’m the first woman to do this job.’ Photo: Bloomberg

 

Gender a legitimate issue, Gillard says The Australian Financial Review Prime Minister Julia Gillard has defended her renewed focus on so-called “gender politics” at a fund-raiser held in Fremantle, one of the last remaining Labor strongholds in Western Australia. Ms Gillard told the $125-$250 a head event on Wednesday …

Julia Gillard is right. Women’s body parts are not for public consumption The Guardian … is precisely how we treat women”’. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters. Imagine, just for a moment, raising a piece of pink steak into your mouth at a fancy fundraising dinner. Now, while you’re there, imagine that oozing gristle as David Cameron’s …

Women ‘banished’ under Abbott: Gillard The Australian Financial Review Prime Minister Julia Gillard has re-ignited the gender debate to pull more votes from female supporters, warning that women will be “banished from political life” if Tony Abbott wins the September election. “We didn’t discover ‘women’s issues’ in a …

Gillard’s gender debate divisive: Abbott SBS “The last thing I think any political leader should be doing is trying to divide Australians on the basis of class, gender or where people were born,” he told reporters on the Gold Coast on Wednesday. Mr Abbott was making his first response to comments …

Peter Garrett backs Julia Gillard as she reignites gender war NEWS.com.au And deputy Liberal Leader Julie Bishop has accused Ms Gillard of “confecting false gender wars”. But Peter Garrett backed the Prime Minister’s speech yesterday to a women’s political group in which she said abortion would become the “political …

Eva Cox: Gillard’s appeal for women’s vote a distraction from the bigger issues Women’s Agenda Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s appeal for women to vote for Labor — most notably through the Women for Gillard group, launched yesterday — is a rather desperate attempt to exploit the gender tensions that exist in our society. Her misogyny speech …

Why the PM may have actually destroyed her chances with women Women’s Agenda If I choose to vote for  Labor in the Federal election it won’t be because the leader is a woman. If Labor switches leaders but policies remain the same then there is every chance that my voting intention will remain the same. Do I find the Liberals …

Gillard abortion debate worries MPs BigPond News Labor MPs have questioned Julia Gillard’s bid to capture female votes by raising the issue of abortion. Behind closed doors on Tuesday, the prime minister told a Women For Gillard gathering that a Tony Abbott-led coalition government would marginalise …

Desperate PM rolls the tie die The Daily Telegraph Gillard’s campaign to attract female votes by ridiculing men and fanning the abortion panic only serves to further alienate male voters and disillusion women smart enough to realise that men – and blue ties – are not the enemy. Increase Text Size …

Opposition apologises to Austrlian woman PM after serving up ‘Julia Gillard … Daily Mail Details of the menu at a fundraising event in Brisbane were revealed after Miss Gillard’s warning that if her Labour Party lost the general election in September, the incoming Liberals would be ‘dominated by men in blue ties’ and women would be given …

Australian PM sorry for sexist Gillard menu News24 “On that day, 14 September, we are going to make a big decision as a nation,” she told the launch of Labour group “Women for Gillard”. “It’s a decision about whether, once again, we will banish women’s voice from the core of our political life. “We don …

Some women win while others lose Sydney Morning Herald Women have made some gains under the past six years of Labor government rule but many have gone backwards, say gender equality experts. Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s attempt to put gender in the spotlight of her election campaign has raised questions …

Julia Gillard’s clumsy and manipulative gender war The Australian (blog) Eva Cox said it was a shallow attempt to appeal to female voters. Jane Caro said it was clumsy and manipulative. It made her, and other feminists, feel uneasy. If several of the most prominent feminists regarded the speech as an act of desperation that …

Julia Gillard warned on return to misogyny tactics The Australian The gap between male and female voters was a relatively small eight percentage points, with the sexes dividing 35 per cent to 43 per cent. However, a chasm could be seen in the response of supporters of the different political parties. Sixty-six per …

Policy before gender: PM clutching at straws Central Western Daily  NSW Business Chamber director Ellie Brown said it was unlikely women would be worse off under a Coalition government and there were just as many female voters as male. Suggestions a government fronted by Tony Abbott would roll back abortion laws …

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