Julia Gillard has been subject to a huge amount of sexist and misogynist rhetoric since she took office. I don’t always agree with her politically, but descending to the sort of bile exhibited by those opposite her have used is absolutely repugnant. Critique the policy if you will, but leave the personal attacks out.
Up until this point she has maintained a fairly stoic silence on this front, but this rebuttal is worth the wait. The sad bit of me wonders which shock-jock or newspaper polemicist will use the terms “hysterical”, “screeching”, “shrill” or similar first and show that by them, the point will always be missed.