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Most influential female voice
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she had "no inkling" of the effect her so-called misogyny speech aimed at Opposition Leader Tony Abbott would have.
She made the comments after being voted the most influential female voice in Australia by Fairfax Media's Daily Life website.
The site lauded her for the now infamous speech in October, saying it was a "watershed moment" for Australian women.
"Our first female Prime Minister had kept silent on sexism directed at her and entrenched in Australian politics since her election, but when she spoke it wasn't just Australia, but the world, that stopped and listened," a statement on their website said.
But Ms Gillard, in an accompanying interview with Fairfax, had no idea how much attention the world would pay to the speech until Treasurer Wayne Swan told her.
"I thought I had given a hard-hitting speech but I didn't have any inkling of the effect of it," she said.
"I said to Wayne, `Oh, we're going to have to sit here now and listen to all these bloody speeches in reply. I should get my chief of staff to bring some correspondence so at least I can be getting on with something.'
"And Wayne, with a slightly odd look on his face ... said, `You can't really give the `I accuse' speech and settle back and do your correspondence'."
She said women had shown their support of the speech by sending her notes and presents.
Media commentator Anne Summers was voted the second most influential woman in Australia, followed by social commentator, writer and lecturer Jane Caro, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick and Walkley award winning journalist and 7.30 Report anchor Leigh Sales.
Bob Lord, Slipper has not been cleared as the evidence has not been tested in court. Justice Steven Rares said he had reached the firm conclusion former staffer JAMES ASHBY'S main purpose for bringing the proceedings was to pursue a political attack against Mr SLIPPER. This is a dangerous precedence that has been set, Steven Rares is supposed to look at the evidence to see if there is enough of a case for a trial to be heard, not make a decision on a political basis. All one has to do now is prove in some way that the person pushing the action has a vendetta and it does not mean a thing if you have all the evidence under the sun, it can now be thrown out.CRY FREEDOM Wednesday 12 December, 2012 - 9:55 PM
I do not believe that Tony Abbott is a mysogynist. He respects his wife and daughters and I have never heard him cause any grief to women.Meg Wednesday 12 December, 2012 - 6:02 PM
Dullard, are you 'roasted,salted or in the shell'?roger Wednesday 12 December, 2012 - 3:45 PM
Well, well, well. More terrible news for the loonies today with Peter Slipper having no case to answer in the Federal Court.
She has been completely vindicated and Abbott had be shown for what he is - grubby, germy and so intent on gaining government he is willing to sacrifice friends.
An awful man and no wonder that less than 30% of Australia's population like him.Bob Lord Wednesday 12 December, 2012 - 12:05 PM
@ Julie Dullard
You forgot to include the fact that she is also a pathological liar,she does actual fit the profile of a person suffering from narcissistic personality disorder they have a fragile self-esteem and cannot handle criticism, and will often try to compensate for this inner fragility by belittling or disparaging others in an attempt to validate their own self-worth. It is this sadistic tendency that is characteristic of narcissism as opposed to other psychological conditions affecting level of self-worth, hence her need to have affairs with married men in an attempt to convince herself she is more appealing than the wifeexlabor voter Wednesday 12 December, 2012 - 10:34 AM
Absolute brilliant analysis of our obsequious and insecure leader.
Can I quote you?Rich Wednesday 12 December, 2012 - 9:45 AM