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Gillard is promoting the gender bias war

Posted by: Neil Mitchell | 7 November, 2012 - 10:05 AM
<b>IMAGE:</b> Julia Gillard & female Ministers at 'The Lodge' <i>(Marie Claire)</i>

This is tacky. Julia Gillard has found a new weapon in her war against gender bias. It is gender bias.

She and her minders invited the magazine Marie Claire to do a joint interview with the female ministers.

No blokes allowed – just girls. And they were asked such questions as: ‘Given a choice between sleep-in, a five-point jump in the polls and more sex, which would you prefer?’

So, they have asked the Prime Minister if she would like more sex. Can you imagine me asking John Howard that? Oh, sorry Mr Howard, just before we get to the collapse of the economy, would you like more sex?


The female ministers at 'The Lodge' being interview for Marie Clair. (Photo: Pacific Magazines)

Oh come on.

Remember, this is at the invitation of the government. Hardly Prime Ministerial, or dignified, or consistent.

The Prime Minister has fought against gender bias, but here she is encouraging it by trying to use gender as a promotional tool.

Other questions: What poster did you have on the wall of your bedroom as a teenager? Julia Gillard had David Essex, Penny Wong had INXS. What was their favourite dancing song? The Prime Minister went for ‘Born To Run’ by Bruce Springsteen. What makes you cry? Animal movies make the PM shed a tear.

The group got together at The Lodge at the invitation of the government. Julia Gillard, Nicola Roxon, Jenny Macklin, Penny Wong, Kate Ellis, Kate Lundy and Julie Collins.

They were even asked about whether they had read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, the garbage erotic novel.

I don’t mind trying to humanise pollies, but this is massively hypocritical and demeaning. It is the classic girly survey right down to questions about sex.

It happened at the invitation of the government spin doctors with the approval of Julia Gillard and it turned sexism into a promotional weapon.

It doesn’t bend the gender war, it promotes it.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Misandronist Gillard demonstrating she doesn't represent all Australians. Misandronist Gillard continues to play the gender card, her last ditch effort to stay in power.Why is misandry considered acceptable and misogyny sexist? Perhaps misandronist Gillard could fill us all in.

    Jake Monday 12 November, 2012 - 3:51 PM
  • Well here you have it folks. The ALP only represents women. Women and women only. At least Abbott represents ALL Australians regardless of gender.

    gender on the agenda again Monday 12 November, 2012 - 10:53 AM
  • @sylvie I am sure the silly fool is not Neil Mitchell, and rather it is you - old or young. Gillard is doing whatever she can to hang onto power. There is nothing sincere in her approach to gender.

    Ivan@kinnane Saturday 10 November, 2012 - 6:35 AM
  • Hmmm. Again, all failed rotten stinking labor party staffers and its supporters comments well documented here. Madame Gillard is a proven liar, an utterly deceitful, non-trustworthy feminazi who should have never ever entered politics. A wanton wasted space indeed. And the proofs are there for all TO SEE!

    Jonathon L Benson Friday 9 November, 2012 - 8:51 PM
  • This PM and her bullying lieing, let's sleep with anyone we can to opportune ourselves female staff, really are the bottom of the barrel - so embarrassing !!

    yvonne Friday 9 November, 2012 - 10:09 AM
  • The men are running scared by the tone of the comments.


    I would be scared if I was you as well!

    caz Thursday 8 November, 2012 - 7:51 PM

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