Julia Gillard’s rise marks the triumph of machine politics over feminism by John Pilger

Dandelion Salad

by John Pilger
Global Research
www.johnpilger.com
8 March 2012

In 1963, a senior Australian government official, A.R. Taysom, deliberated on the wisdom of deploying women as trade representatives. “Such an appointee would not stay young and attractive forever [because] a spinster lady can, and very often does, turn into something of a battleaxe with the passing years [whereas] a man usually mellows.”

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