Julia Gillard pleased her misogyny speech has become ‘battle anthem’ for young women

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Julia Gillard pleased her misogyny speech has become ‘battle anthem’ for young women

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Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said she is pleased her viral “misogyny” speech directed at Tony Abbott has become a “battle anthem” for young women fighting to make their way in the workplace.

Speaking at the virtual launch of her new book overnight, the lawyer-turned author was asked if she felt as “badass” watching her speech on TV as she did making it at the time.

Laughing at the question, Ms Gillard said “I don’t spend time watching myself back, when you’ve done it and lived through it.”

“I am happy that that speech is still resonating for women. I know it’s had a fair old outing in the UK in recent days.”

She said she was “delighted” the speech is being used as a “battle anthem” for women going out into the world they know is “gendered” but are impatient to change.

“That speaks volumes and makes me very optimistic.”

Click here to read the full article published by News.Com.Au on 9 September 2020.

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