It has become clear that Julia Gillard is the leader we had to have.
The very existence of Australia’s first female prime minister has held up a mirror to the nation’s approach to gender and the image reflected back is like The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Not the shining harmonious portrait of equality we once thought but an altogether uglier, inconsistent darker study.
We thought our approach to gender was growing into a beauty. Turns out, it is covered in boils.
Never has this been more evident than this week.
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