I first heard the sound bites on the radio while out at the fishing camp but those bits and the political commentaries were pretty ordinary compared to the raw but disciplined power of Gillard's whole speech, which I found upon entering the ether world again today.
Maybe the Prime Minister has been ramping this up for a while. Maybe she finally cracked. Well, fair enough. Anne Summers spelled out the pressure that the Prime Minister has been subjected to: the lewd cartoons emailed to every parliamentarian right before a day's work, the references to her sexuality, fertility choices, physical attributes ... etc ..etc ... It goes on and on. I've thought for a long time that our Prime Minister was holding out on calling her treatment for what it was, in deference to not playing the 'gender card'.
Today's Weekend Australian seems to be full of angry old men getting cranky about her speech. Like, how dare a woman actually say the words misogyny or sexism out loud? Let alone the Prime Minister. She should be careful playing that game. Thatcher would never do something like that. These damned colonial whores and God's police are just Destroying the Joint.