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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Feisty Gillard takes aim at Abbott

Feisty Gillard takes aim at Abbott: The Prime Minister swipes at the Opposition Leader with cries of 'sexist' and 'misogynist' during a heated display in Parliament.

By Malcolm Farr and reporters
October 10, 2012

Australian politics just got a bit more interesting… Take a memo; do not mess with Australian PM Gillard…

Australian PM Julia Gillard's 'misogynist' blast at Tony Abbott echoes around world

PRIME Minister Julia Gillard's parliamentary broadside against Tony Abbott has made international headlines, with one news blog praising it as an 'epic speech' by a 'badass motherf***er'.

The 15 minute impassioned speech, in which Ms Gillard accused Mr Abbott of "peddling a double standard" and having a long history of sexism and misogyny, was uploaded to YouTube and viewed around the world.

The US-based, women-focused blog, owned by Gawker media and boasting millions of readers, said the video was the "best thing you'll see all day: Australia's female prime minister rips misogynist a new one in epic speech on sexism".

"She basically ripped him a new [expletive]," the site said, excerpting several "choice quotes" from the "smackdown" and describing Ms Gillard as "one badass motherf***er".

In the UK, the conservative Telegraph described the speech as a "brilliant political pivot", saying she had turned "defending the indefensible" (the Peter Slipper scandal) into a speech that cleverly shifted the focus of the entire news story.

"Watching a female Prime Minister tear apart the male leader of the Opposition with such aplomb, composure - but most importantly armed with a brilliantly impressive set of insults - backed up with dates and times of when each shocking comment was said - was the best card Gillard, ever the political animal, could have played in such a situation," the reporter said.

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