I will not be lectured by this man about a … Slipper!
Ok, so according to online mag Jezebel, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is “one badass motherfucker!”
But we knew that already. This is a woman who fought long and hard to recover a stolen shoe. Do you think she’s going to back down over some goddang Slipper!? (Pardon the Americanisms in the post so far by us and Jezebel, but we’re Yanks.)
For those not in the know, Australia has a lady Prime Minister who just kicked the butt of her notoriously sexist and misogynistic opposition leader Tony Abbott from here to kingdom come…and back again. Don’t believe us? Pour yourself a strong cup of Joe or a very dry double martini and watch this 15-minute video clip.
Andy Warhol almost got it right. In the future (or now) everyone will get their 15 minutes on YouTube. Madame Gillard (and yes, you will her address her as that and nothing less from now on) took Abbott to task for hypocrisy, too. You see, Abbott, a career misogynist, actually had the balls (temporarily) to demand that Gillard force her Speaker of the House, a man with the all-too-good last name of Slipper, to resign after he exchanged text messages with a gay male staffer comparing female genitalia to a shellfish best served with frites and a nice glass of white wine.
If you thought American politics are dull, well…you were right.
Sure the Shoe trumped the Slipper (he resigned), but the bigger story was Gillard dressing down Abbott who claimed to be outraged by Slipper’s sexist and misogynistic texts. Said faux outrage was coming from a man who has stood with protestors calling Gillard a “man’s bitch”, claimed women who seek an abortion are looking for “the easy way out” and believes the average Australian woman is a housewife who stays at home ironing. And, there are 14 more minutes of this. Including,
If he [Abbott] wants to know what misogyny looks like in modern Australia he doesn’t need a motion in the house of Representatives, he needs a mirror.
You. Go. Girl.
Madame Gillard, as we Yanks who read Jezebel like to say, went on to “rip him a new asshole”. For 15 minutes. A painfully long time.
Barack Obama, take a leaf.