Women in Australian politics

Two top female politicians – Julia Gillard was PM and now Julie Bishop will be Foreign Minister in the Abbott government. Will the media give the same attention to the marital status of Julie Bishop as they gave to Julia Gillard? Will the media comment on the childlessness of the new Foreign Minister as it did with the ex PM?
Perhaps the media should ask Senator Heffernan to comment on both as he so vocally did during the past three years.
I am going to be interested to watch the progress of a female Foreign Minister in the Abbott government – will there be vituperative comments, sexist remarks about dressing, gender comparisons. I will be watching… and waiting

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