This article was written originally in December 2012 However It was not posted at that time . I have not changed it in any way so from a current perspective it is not out of date. On the other hand the Prim Minister is still subject to the same attack.
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THE POST I FORGOT TO PUBLISH
TIME TO STOP
Time to stop !!!!! #Abbott and the unmitigated #misogynist relentless abusive attacks made on our #Prime Minster #Gillard and the Office of the Prime Minister.
Do I agree with everything our Prime Minister states No. Do I agree with every policy detail of the Government No I don’t !
But the offensive and often pornographic images of the Prime Minister must stop. Men must take a lead against the cowards perpetrating this rubbish.
In the preface to the article Anne Summers wrote the following on her blog.
“On Friday 31 August I delivered the 2012 Human Rights and Social Justice Lecture at the University of Newcastle. I chose as my topic: Her Rights at Work. The political persecution of Australia’s first female prime minister. Like many other Australians, I have been disturbed by the double standards that are seemingly applied to Julia Gillard by the Opposition, by the media and by many ordinary people.
But in the course of researching this topic I discovered that Gillard is subjected to far worse than mere double-standards. There is an entire industry of vilification, much of it sexually crude, all of it offensive and designed to undermine her authority and thus her legitimacy in the role as Australia’s first female prime minister.
I felt that I could not argue this case without displaying at least some of the material that I was referring to.
I recognise that it is very confronting and that not everyone will want to look at it.
So here we have “Her rights at work”
This link immediately at the foot of the page will automatically take to the toned down article.
The 2nd R-Rated you can copy and paste into your browser
I thought I would include something briefly about Anne Summers recent life I confess for the sake of speed to post this article I have just refered to others research in 1970, Summers and other WLM members squatted in two derelict houses owned by the Church of England, turning them into the Elsie Women’s Refuge to provide shelter to women and children who were victims of domestic violence.
Summers received a postgraduate scholarship to do a PhD, which she used to write the book, ‘Damned Whores and God’s Police’ which looked at the history of women in Australia. She was offered a position to work as a journalist on the National Times, where she wrote an investigation into NSW prisons which led to a royal commission, and to Summers’ being awarded a Walkley Award.
From 1986 to 1992, Summers lived in New York, becoming editor-in-chief of “Ms.” magazine. Later AS was appointed a political adviser to Labor Prime Minister, Paul Keating, until 1993, heading the Office of the Status of Women during this time. She was then appointed editor of the “Good Weekend” magazine, in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.