For fifteen minutes well-spent, check out this video of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard laying a a verbal beatdown on the sexism and misogyny of opposition leader Tony Abbott. The backstory is that Abbott demanded that the Speaker of the House be fired for sending a series of sexist text messages. Gillard didn’t take too kindly to the hypocrisy of Abbott jumping on someone else’s sexism for his own political gain, and boy did she let him know it, calling him on his own attitude toward abortion, women in government, and more for a good quarter-hour while he sat frozen in the crosshairs.
It’s a thing of beauty. Can we get her to come and talk to some of our politicians in the U.S., please?