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    Although she is a woman and that is why she sucked as a PM. haha!

    Seriously, I'd be really interested in some examples of how Australia has gone to the dogs under JGs leadership.

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    Yeah but she wasn't really a woman as she'd never used her ovaries

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Just curious. How do you know that? Not saying I necessarily disagree with you all the time but having worked in law firms for over 20 years it does happen.

    Why do people find it so hard to believe?
    Something like 65% of all law graduates are female, yet females only hold about 20% of senior positions in law firms. It certainly does happen.

    It disturbs me that women think women are intrinsically not as capable or qualified as men when these debates come up, for no particular reason apart from the fact we have babies and simply don't have what it takes. News flash, there's plenty of women out there who are capable and qualified and have ambitions beyond having a family and being mummies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleetwood View Post
    Something like 65% of all law graduates are female, yet females only hold about 20% of senior positions in law firms. It certainly does happen.

    It disturbs me that women think women are intrinsically not as capable or qualified as men when these debates come up, for no particular reason apart from the fact we have babies and simply don't have what it takes. News flash, there's plenty of women out there who are capable and qualified and have ambitions beyond having a family and being mummies.
    I agree. It troubles me how women are so quick to debate this issue against women when most men I know quietly tend to agree. And I'm married to a partner in a law firm who thinks I am far more qualified and able than him

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    It's extremely important to have women represented in parliment, there are many issues that women face and many issues that affect women more than men.

    Its very dissapointing that women aren't well represented and thus our voice is often lost.

    There are a lot of structural impediments to a woman making her way to a parliamentary position in the first place and I fear this government fosters an environment that makes life harder for most women impeding them further.

    In short it sucks, and Tony is a sexist f@cktard.

    Strong words I know, but fair considering his offensive, ill thought out statements.

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    Even if we gave TA the benefit of the doubt and agreed that he selected the best people for the job, why is there only 1 woman? There are 19 ministers in the cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleetwood View Post
    More than 50% of uni graduates over the last 5 (or more?) years are female. I doubt females are 'less qualified'. There's other factors at play surely.
    This forum is very pro labor, maybe women in politics also tend to swing more to the left? (I'm just theorizing here).
    I'm well aware that women are just as capable and qualified as men, I was saying in this instance I don't think women are being discriminated against, and suggesting that the ministers who have been selected are the best people for the job regardless of sex.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amiedoll View Post
    This forum is very pro labor, maybe women in politics also tend to swing more to the left? (I'm just theorizing here).
    I'm well aware that women are just as capable and qualified as men, I was saying in this instance I don't think women are being discriminated against, and suggesting that the ministers who have been selected are the best people for the job regardless of sex.


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    Yes we know what you are suggesting. Maybe the liberals should change their policies and start representing and attracting women then.

    But really there are foolish women and men in the country in almost equal measure, (we know this from the recent election outcome ) surely they could find a few qualified fools willing to represent the Liberal party in cabinet that also have a vagina. Unless ....they are sexist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sockstealingpoltergeist View Post
    It's extremely important to have women represented in parliment, there are many issues that women face and many issues that affect women more than men.

    Its very dissapointing that women aren't well represented and thus our voice is often lost.

    There are a lot of structural impediments to a woman making her way to a parliamentary position in the first place and I fear this government fosters an environment that makes life harder for most women impeding them further.

    In short it sucks, and Tony is a sexist f@cktard.

    Strong words I know, but fair considering his offensive, ill thought out statements.
    I don't know why people have to resort to such name-calling.

    Michaelia Cash cash is filling the 'women's issues' role.

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    "I think it would be folly to expect that women will ever dominate or even approach equal representation in a large number of areas simply because their aptitudes, abilities and interests are different for physiological reasons." - Tony Abbott

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    I don't know why people have to resort to such name-calling.

    Michaelia Cash cash is filling the 'women's issues' role.
    Yes sorry, were you worried when the current PM Tony was insulting Julia?
    I'm not insulting him because he's a man, I find him to be a despicable human being.

    He is sexist. A sexist is as a sexist does and says. He's like the anti woman.

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