I recognise that there was an extraordinary outpouring of goodwill towards Julia Gillard as our first female prime minister. But then, as should be the case, she was judged on her competence. And that’s where she was found wanting. She then turned herself into a victim and portrayed herself as a victim. That was her choice. But as far as I’m concerned she was being judged on her competence, her honesty, her performance as prime minister.
Hey Julie Bishop remember that time your party mocked Julia Gillard’s appearance then got mad when they were called out on it. Remember how from day one she was treated as a woman first and a politician second. Do I need to forward you all the headlines, nightly reports and online polls that crucified her for her hair style, make-up and fashion choices.
Or Maybe you’d like all the articles that attacked her for being in a childless non-marital long term relationship with a man who happens to be a hairdresser.
I had a lot of problems with her politics and policies, but I do not for even a single second believe that she was fairly judged.