Carole, don't be patronising. The PM job should be paid at a set rate, gender should not come into it.
If you want to debate feminists theory, I doubt this thread is the right place or if they have the space.
I am not some simpering female. My daughters are strong women, one of these is a tradie and she would never accept less wages because of her gender. In a management role, my son raised s*x harassment against his boss - not because he had the weights put on him but because of the way the boss treated the women on staff. The women were not in a position to bring the issue up.
Your attempt to belittle me just points to the reality, we women don't always agree - indeed sometimes women even exploit and bully other women. We are not homogenous. Feminism has many shades (bear in mind that Julie Bishop is probably a right winged feminist).
I make my point that I am a woman and I dislike Gillard, I was appalled at her callousness. I couldn't be bothered with her after her outright lie that she supported Rudd.
I don't need your approval, and your disdain will not change my dislike for Gillard.
I do however expect that I have a right to express my opinion. - Lorrraine
Seriously Kirsten? Nelson Mandela was far from perfect, but his example is a great lesson in humanity, humility and honour, for all of us. Any griping about acknowledging his achievement seems churlish and very small-minded. - Karen
I think you should reflect on this man's 27 years of incarceration and his lack of bitterness against his fellow man. He spent the remainder of his life patiently and compassionately bringing together his nation's people and demonstrating to the rest of the world what can be achieved
through humility and kindness. He deserves to be remembered by generations to come. - Shirley Green
Plods, you won't get a response. Why should you? Why would any intelligent person respond to your raving conspiracy theories.
Why would a man you personally attack as a fraud, a man you accuse of operating at the behest of a foreign media owner, give you a response. While you may get some applause and hell yeahs from the coterie of left wing fundamentalists found here and other dark corners of the internet, the rest of us live in the real world.
Our PM has real issues to deal with, not wasting time responding to fantasy writers. - Johnsie
Going to give a nod to Lorraine for being honest, clear and brave for expressing her opinion on here.
Duck and cover for there is only one discussion tolerated on this subject and if any woman dares to show it was more complex then generally expressed here then you are a braver lady than I! - Annie Also
Good grief, how quickly we glorify some people and disparage others - please that the carry on about this man does not last too long - Kirsten
A company registered in the BVI might place an executive inside an Australian company as a consultant with their package including rent, schooling, car etc. They then charge the client company ... you know the drill - Alistair
Maybe you would have been more accepting of a female PM @ Lorraine if SHE was only paid 75% of the male wage for doing the job.
The old fashioned idea that Women have no right to positions of power is laughable in the year 2013 . It's about time we raised our Girls to expect to attain positions of power and applaud them when they do , the same as we do for males who achieve .
I highly recommend you read " The Stalking of Julia Gillard ". You might have a better insight into what really went on , you might also read Anne Summers , who documented much of the foul sexist abuse of Julia Gillard .
Gillard was the best person for the job at the time her colleagues , the caucus , voted for her to be their leader . She's still the best person for the job . IMO . - Carole/m
So many giant leaps for the human race on your long walk to freedom. Namaste - Daniel
So sad to see this site now completely transformed into complete rewrite of history, because Labor did such a splendid job. Oh, and btw, before I am assailed by alot of one eyed, vitriolic, verbal barrage, I have been a union member and worked non stop for some of the most vulnerable members of our communities for 20plus years. So please, enough already. I cannot believe the utter personal, targetted vitriol directed at our PM, who was after all democratically elected by the citizens of this country...... does anyone care to remember that? All Nations need a change in who holds power every few years, or they end up with participants unwilling to let go, and not allowing fresh perspectives. Labor has had 'their turn' and now our Nation is making a normal 'correction' to counter the excesses and imperfections of the previous government. Simple as that. Go put your collective energies into doing something useful, hands on, and allow the elected govt (for now) to get on with building up the coffers (to fund social services) again....... we love in a truly great country, dont forget that. Warmest wishes and kindness to everyone - Lyndak
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