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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Good point. Anyone with young kids?

    I do think the discrepancy between labor and libs is too big to ignore. There has to be something about the libs that isn't welcoming to women.
    Yeah - Tanya Plibersek was a front bencher and she has 3, the eldest is 11.

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    It will stop when he stops making anti-women statements and stops making anti-women actions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Good point. Anyone with young kids?

    I do think the discrepancy between labor and libs is too big to ignore. There has to be something about the libs that isn't welcoming to women.
    Penny Wong has an 18 month old.

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    Nicola Roxon, former attorney general, only quit recently when her daughter was 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meg2 View Post
    There's no reason why you couldn't take off longer as unpaid leave though. This is just a suggestion to make it attractive for men to take parental leave independently of what their partner is doing.
    No reason? Ahhh... It's called a mortgage.
    - And not wanting to be out of the loop and go backward in my career is a secondary factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    Penny Wong has an 18 month old.
    Good point. But penny wasn't pregnant/didn't give birth and isn't the primary caregiver (more like the dad).

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    Nicola Roxon, former attorney general, only quit recently when her daughter was 6.
    How the heck did she do it for that long when her kid was young. Hubby must have stepped up and taken the primary caregiver role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBid View Post
    my point is more concerning where does it stop? I realise what tony abbot is like. I dont deny that but its going to get to the point where people are getting hysterical over it. (people not women i dont need an argument about the meaning behind the word and Im using it aimed at men and women) I dont like the man i know hes a misogynistic jerk face i know this. But the media are getting to the point where i wouldnt be suprised if i saw on a new headline 'tony abbot goes to lunch.. only made eye contact with 2 women - where does the sexism end' im being over the top obviously but thats what this feels like to me
    Or "Tony Abbot farted. That was having a dig at women. Where does the sexism end."

    I prefer women react by standing up and fighting intelligently and with balls. A bit like Julia did. Whining only makes women look bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Good point. Anyone with young kids?

    I do think the discrepancy between labor and libs is too big to ignore. There has to be something about the libs that isn't welcoming to women.
    Nicola Roxon had a 2 year old when she took a cabinet position

    Penny Wong - I think her little one is only 18 months or so

    Tanya Plibersek has 3 as BB mentioned

    Not sure if Kate Ellis has kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Good point. But penny wasn't pregnant/didn't give birth and isn't the primary caregiver (more like the dad).
    Whoa!!!!! Did you just say that someone (a woman) who didn't give birth is not a mum??? Or further to that that anyone who is not a primary carer is more like a dad? Some dads are primary carers.
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