I’ve been readings some of the comments about Julia and I have to say I find them quite disturbing. While she is not my cup of tea politically, as a woman I take umbrage with some of the things that have been said about her.
People don’t like her clothes or her hair or some other ridiculous thing. Do they say that about any of the men politicians? Do they comment on what Wayne Swan is wearing, or if his bum looks big in that suit, or how his hair is styled? It really is sexual discrimination.
If they want to bag her politics that is acceptable, but to comment on her personal grooming is ludicrous. Journalists and the public ought to concentrate on the issues at hand and we have plenty of real issues that need discussing e.g. I read in the Courier Mail today that 72% of the population are against the Carbon Tax. Then there is the Peter Slipper affair and Craig Thompson and a myriad of other important issues.
To have our first woman Prime Minister ( even if you disagree with her politics) ,is a great step for equality. It’s an example for the younger generation of women to enable them to realize that the sky is the limit. If you have the willpower and knowledge you can achieve anything you desire. (not necessarily politics)