Goodbye Australia’s First Female Prime Minister

PM Gillard meeting with social and community sector workers who have just won equal pay increase. Parliament House Canberra 10 October 2012 2012. Photographer, David Foote -AUSPIC

PM Gillard meeting with social and community sector workers who have just won equal pay increase. Parliament House Canberra 10 October 2012. Photographer, David Foote -AUSPIC

feminaust is saddened that Australia no longer has a female Prime Minister, who was elected to government by the Australian people in 2010. feminaust would like to pay tribute to Julia Gillard’s time in office, her achievements in navigating a hostile media, hostile opposition, jumpy ALP caucus and a minority government. In the face of all this, Julia Gillard persevered to do what politicians are paid for – make policy, undertake legislative change and respond to issues facing the Australia population. Lastly, the public sexism and misogyny leveled at PM Gillard – while almost incapacitating at its most extreme – has galvanised us, and assured us, that we are doing the right thing by campaigning for women’s rights and gender equality.

Watch this space because even though we no longer have a female PM, feminaust is not done yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s