Australia's army chief yesterday told troops to quit if they could not respect women, warning he would ruthlessly rid the military of misogynist men after a new sex scandal exploded.Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 2:47am
A high-profile Australian political candidate apologised yesterday for a menu at one of his fundraisers, featuring a quail dish named after Prime Minister Julia Gillard which was described as having "small breasts" and "huge thighs" and made a vulgar reference to her genitalia.13 Jun 2013 - 1:11am
To some it would be a dream home, albeit a slightly kitsch one. To others it resembles a very pink house of horrors that has no place in a modern city. The first life-sized Barbie house to be unveiled in Europe opened in Berlin yesterday, but Barbie fans were far outnumbered by feminist protesters and leftwing activists who shouted "pink stinks" and called the plush plastic villa "sexist propaganda".17 May 2013 - 4:48am
We were slightly saddened to come across the People's Daily Online piece headlined, "Beautiful female journalists at two sessions", which then had links showing 17, albeit comely, female journalists engaged in covering the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the National People's Congress. It's hard to know what the message was here.7 Mar 2013 - 6:12am 1 comment
Tim Mathieson made the comment on Monday during a reception at Gillard's official Canberra residence, The Lodge, attended by members of the West Indies cricket team. Mathieson, who is not married to Gillard, has worked to raise awareness about men's health issues. He brought up the need for men to have regular checks for prostate cancer.
30 Jan 2013 - 4:59am
Unlike most women in Afghanistan, Sourya Saleh knows how to drive - but she's taken the wheel only with her brother beside her, out of respect for tradition. Her friend Masooma Hussaini is still learning.
Both, though, are experts in a more demanding mode of travel: they have flown 204 hours each as pilots of military helicopters.31 Dec 2012 - 6:00am
A quarter of women in Australia have been sexually harassed at work in the past five years, according to a report released in the wake of a row that erupted when Prime Minister Julia Gillard accused the opposition leader of misogyny.1 Nov 2012 - 3:26am
First there was Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who allegedly referred to women as "material", then catcalls in the French parliament just because a female minister wore a floral dress.
But when the agriculture minister - in an interview last month about promoting gender equality - suggested women couldn't get their heads around technical jobs, that was too much.1 Nov 2012 - 3:26am
A poll shows that Australians appear to be split over Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s judgment that her main political rival is sexist.
Gillard’s fiery speech to Parliament on October 9 in which she branded opposition leader Tony Abbott a misogynist for a string of allegedly sexist comments has been lauded by feminists around the world.30 Oct 2012 - 12:41pm
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's fiery speech calling the opposition leader a misogynist has prompted a dictionary to broaden the word's definition.
Gillard, the nation's first woman leader, lashed out last week at Tony Abbott in parliament, saying she would not be "lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man".18 Oct 2012 - 4:05am