The Prime Minister of Australia is an unmarried, Atheist woman so you would think that this would be a pretty progressive country. This week our opposition party (called the Liberal party despite the fact they are conservative) proved we still have a long way to go.
A menu from a fundraiser for a Liberal candidate in Queensland, Mal Brough has surfaced revealing the sexist undertones that still exist in Australian politics.
The offending “dish” is the “Julia Gillard Kentucky Fried Quail – Small breasts, huge thighs and a big red box.”
As you can see, other Labor members are made fun of on here (Rudd’s A Goose Foie Gras is a reference to former PM Kevin Rudd) but it’s the way Gillard has been described literally as a piece of meat. It is disgusting to speak about any woman this way but when it’s the Prime Minister it’s a new low.
You would never see a male politician described this way. I understand they don’t have breasts but there are other parts of the male anatomy that can be the butt of jokes.
Our opposition members sit there and accuse Gillard of playing the gender card, but when this is what she’s up against, what choice does she have?