When people comment on something dodgy the PM wears or her new glasses there are cries of sexism and ignoring the real issues.
When people comment on a dodgy suit being worn by a male politician or a physical attribute it is 'par for the course'.
FWIW I do think it is par for the course for either gender, but I can also see the double standard I think pegasus was pointing out in her earlier post.
I have known a few unfortunately. "I pay tax, give me something". I just don't understand it, why would anybody WANT to need assisance? The day I walked into centrelink to cancel my single parenting payments was one of the greatest days of my life.
It's not only men who comment on Gillard, plenty of women do too. If you are a public figure you're up there for scrutiny unfortunately.
Anecdotally, I know a person who was low income for years and couldn't understand why "high" earners would ever want anything from the Govt. Then her circumstances changed and she earned more and paid a lot more tax as well as not receiving XYZ benefit. She then understood
I go back to my original premise and that is the whole system needs an overhaul.
My anecdote is that when I was on SPP I didn't understand why high income earners complain. Now I earn too much to receive assistance and I still do not understand why high income earners complain.
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