Monday, January 28, 2013

Women In Secularism: Julia Gillard

In preparation for the Women in Secularism conference this May, this series reflects on some great women in secularism.

Today's Woman in Secularism: Julia Gillard

Julia Eileen Gillard (born 29 September 1961) is an Australian politician who is the 27th Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Australian Labor Party since 24 June 2010. She is the first woman to hold either office.

On Gay Marriage:

"We believe the marriage act is appropriate in its current form, that is recognizing that marriage is between a man and a woman, but we have as a government taken steps to equalize treatment for gay couples"

"My view's not changing"


  1. Oh dear. Just the tip of the iceberg. This atheist poster girl has also injected close to AU$1billion into chaplaincy and religious education programs in government run schools, despite continuous protests from a clear majority of parents and successful high court challenges - while actual education programs for numeracy and literacy are screaming for funds and being scaled back in many poorer schools. Oh, and she also wanted to censor the Australian internet backbone. And a zillion other things. Yet all anybody elsewhere wants to see is her howling about misogyny - because other politicians won't give her kid glove treatment. Very much Becky's spiritual sister.

  2. I took some time to watch her 'misogyny' speech. It was very well executed.

    Basically bounced any gendered insult sent her way (e.g. 'witch') as evidence that the source hates women. Is it true no females in Australia would dare call her a witch?

    Also it's interesting that the speech itself was more or less a cover for a different 'misogynist', which she presumably needed the support of.