Australia PM's sexism speech sparks debate

Julia Gillard calls opposition leader Tony Abbot a misogynist in a parliamentary speech that has gone viral.

    A fiery speech by Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard has prompted a debate on sexist attitudes in the country.

    Critics say the bout of alleged sexism at the very top of the government in Canberra is representative of wider sexism in Australian society.

    The World Economic Forum ranks Australia 23rd in terms of the ‘gender equality’ – only one spot above Burundi.

    Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Strong quotes for Martin Luther King Jr Day

    Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr that resonate today

    Quotes of justice, education, religion and race said by MLK Jr.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.