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May 14, 2021

Misogyny is alive and well

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Terry O’Toole, Pottsville

Australian Society is now revealing that anyone who is not a woman is No.1 choice on all polls. Tony Abbott, Kevin Rudd, Malcolm Turnbull, Joe Hockey – anyone, really, as long as it is not a woman.

Our national contempt for women has now finally surfaced amongst Australian men in full glory. And guess what? This inability to seek and accept command is totally shared by all conservative Australian women and always has been.

Question: What is the highest office any woman has ever reached in Liberal politics? Answer: short-term Leader of the Opposition (NSW) quickly replaced by an emotionally-unstable man.

‘Anyone as long as it is not a woman’ has been around for decades and now the best Prime Minister Australia has had since Paul Keating is going to be the next victim.


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  1. Women have been done no favours by PM Gillard, quite the opposite. She’s resorted to all the stereotypical female accusations against men, invoking the ‘gender wars’ to gloss over her political ineptitude where the illegal boat people issue is concerned. Roll on September!

  2. Spot on Terry-anyone who is not aware of the despicable, nasty war being waged on women; violent rapes, murders, and the awful rubbish being heaped on our first female Prime Minister, needs to get out from under their rock and take notice.
    Just when we thought we were doing so well with a female GG and PM we get slapped down and brought back to earth with a bloody great thud!!


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