KEY FEATURES: A comparative perspective expands students’ awareness of their own intersectional identities and the varying effects of patriarchy on women worldwide. A variety of policy areas highlighted throughout the book illustrates how different theories are applied to real-world situations. Multiple political engagement activities keep students engaged with the content.

Women in The Executive

Women in the executive

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (2010–2013) gave her famous “Misogyny Speech” in 2012. The speech was a reaction to Tony Abbott, the opposition leader, who had suggested the unmarried and childless Gillard should “make an honest woman of herself.” He also had appeared in photographs near protesters with signs identifying Gillard as a “bitch.” Abbott, at other points in his career, had claimed women were “physiologically unsuited to leadership.” For these reasons, Gillard, in her speech, stated that Abbott should look in a mirror if “he wants to know what misogyny looks like in modern Australia.”1 Prime Minister Gillard concluded her speech with the following refrain: “I think the best course for him [Abbott] is to ...

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