Friday, October 12, 2012

julia gillard steps up

this week i attended the annual "women in astronomy" workshop, held this year in melbourne, australia.   interestingly, the day before the workshop began, aussie prime minister, julia gillard, stood in front of the members of parliament on national tv and slammed the opposition leader, tony abbott, for his blatant sexism, misogyny, and hypocrisy on these matters over the years.   the video is well worth a watch:

it's too bad the conservative australian press has not been supporting gillard's statements as much as the international media has. 

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