Politics | In & Out…..
I know most of the people on my friends list won’t agree with me, but these are my views and thoughts; And this is not something that i would normally share, or even write on my blog. But here goes.
I liked Julia, it is a sad day in our history that things have come to this. And as much as people don’t like Julia, and how she ran the country, she did and was our first female prime minister. I wish Julia Gillard all the best for her future, and it is a sad day in Australia’s history seeing her go.
Personally i think it’s best said below.
Vale to Australia’s first female Prime Minister. Julia Gillard said last week Australia’s next woman Prime Minister would not experience the same treatment: the scrutiny of her relationships, her marital status, her appearance, her childlessness.
Tonight, the former Prime Minister said: “I want to just say a few remarks about being the first woman to serve in this position.
“There’s been a lot of analysis about the so-called gender wars . . . me playing the so-called gender card because heavens knows no-one noticed I was a woman until I raised it, but against that background, I do want to say about all of these issues, the reaction to being the first female Prime Minister does not explain everything about my Prime Ministership, nor does it explain nothing about my Prime Ministership.
“I’ve been a little bit bemused by those colleagues in the newspaper who have admitted that I have suffered more pressure as a result of my gender than other Prime Ministers in the past but then concluded that it had zero effect on my political position or the political position of the Labor Party.
“It doesn’t explain everything . . . it explains some things.
“And it is for the nation to think in a sophisticated way about those shades of grey. What I am absolutely confident of is it will be easier for the next woman and the woman after that and the woman after that – and I’m proud of that.”
Thank you, Ms Gillard, for being the first. You have paved the way for all who come after you.
All Destroyers know that the struggle against sexism and misogyny must continue if we ever want women to be able to participate fully in public life; and Destroy the Joint will continue to campaign strongly on equality in all walks of life.
I always liked Kevin, thought he brought some humour to the position, It was always wrong that he was ousted in the first place. i think the whole thing though has been so drawn out and un-nessacary, We shall see what the next few months bring with him as our Nations leader again.