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Australia's Prime Minister gives the best speech about sexism you'll hear all day...
Posted by Mrs Mangel 2012-10-09 17:24:10


This is 15 minutes long, but it's totally worthwhile...

Australia's Prime Minister gives the best speech about sexism you'll hear all day...
Posted by Reginald Tresilian 2012-10-09 23:03:34


That's a great speech, but doesn't she oppose marriage equality?

Australia's Prime Minister gives the best speech about sexism you'll hear all day...
Posted by Mrs Mangel 2012-10-10 07:46:41


She herself is unmarried, despite being in a long term relationship. To paraphrase her, what she said was along the lines of "marriage is not the only model" for a successful partnership. I don't believe it was against choice, and certainly not homophobic.

Australia's Prime Minister gives the best speech about sexism you'll hear all day...
Posted by rosscoe(au) 2012-10-10 09:36:36


Brilliant speech.

Australia's Prime Minister gives the best speech about sexism you'll hear all day...
Posted by Reginald Tresilian 2012-10-10 09:43:55


Everything that I can find online says she believes that "the Marriage Act is appropriate in its current form, that is recognising that marriage is between a man and a woman" and that it carries "a special status."

I'm afraid I'm of the mindset that opposing equal civil rights for citizens because of their sexual orientation is discriminatory.

It was a great speech, but I don't find her position on marriage equality any more accetable than misogyny.

Australia's Prime Minister gives the best speech about sexism you'll hear all day...
Posted by doodlenyc 2012-10-10 09:54:24


I agree with Reg. I dont really care what her relationship status is. I'm sure it makes no difference to those Aussies that want to marry but cant.