I imagine if the internet was one long street, Julia Gillard, Australia’s first Prime Minister, would be able to walk down it while having everyone woman (and hell, some men) cheering ‘BAMF, BAMF, BAMF!’ Because Gillard has truly proved herself to be one Bad Ass Mother Fucker, in her 15 minute smackdown in front of the house of Representatives.
In her impassioned speech, Gillard calls out opposition leader Tony Abbott’s extremely sexist comments and acts regarding not only abortion and a woman’s position in society, but also his misogynistic behaviour towards herself. Watching the video above, is like watching one woman verbally take a teaspoon and rip Abbott a new asshole – which is nothing short of glorious.
Earlier Abbott had said “And every day the prime minister stands in this parliament to defend this Speaker will be another day of shame for this parliament, another day of shame for a government which should already have died of shame.” The speaker in question is Peter Slipper, the Speaker of the House. Slipper has recently been accused of sending sexually harassing an openly gay male staff member in a series of text messages, one of which apparently compared female genitalia to mussels – which, if true, will be a disappointment to Slipper, because my lady bits taste nowhere near as nice in a cider sauce.
Abbot implied that by Gillard defending Slipper, she would be just as sexist as any gay man that dares talk smack about vaginas. It’s also important to note, that the quote above about ‘dying of shame’ is a subtle reference to the death of Gillard’s father. After his passing, a shock jock said he ‘died of shame’ over his daughter’s policies.
So naturally Gillard decided to put Abbott in his place, like, she literally picked him up and jammed him in his place and glued him to the spot. Good on yah girl!