What a world where calling out sexism gets you accused of “playing the gender card” or “igniting a gender war”, but rampant sexism from males in politics is allowed to run wild, unscrutinised.
Just last night, a menu from a Liberal Party fundraising event came into the spotlight:
Yet this example of vile, horrendous sexism about our female Prime Minister, endorsed by the Liberal Party, gets not even a shred of the outrage that Julia Gillard’s comments did.
What hope do we have in achieving equality when such appalling double standards exist and are promoted by two of the most powerful forces in society: the media, and political figures.
These repulsive examples just prove why sexism needs to be called out.
And until we can do that without being accused of using it in some selfish way and “playing the gender card”, something is desperately fucking wrong.