I feel sorry for Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard is no longer the Prime Minister of Australia and I can’t help but feel sorry for her. I honestly believe her gender played a role in her downfall. 

Just yesterday she was dealing with backlash from a photo of her knitting. Knitting! After facing years of jokes of about her lack of femininity she starts getting crap for knitting.

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The offending photo of Julia Gillard from Women’s Weekly

I am disappointed that the leadership of Australia’s first female Prime Minister had to end with her being overthrown by her own party. I know that’s how she came into the leadership in the first place but still. 

Although I didn’t always agree with her policies, I did admire her strength and determination. 

I hope that history will look on her more favourably than we do now.

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