With all the talk about the lack of traffic in this section of the site, I thought I'd start a thread--my first one.
I'm interested in what has been happening with Julia Gillard, especially since she's Australia's first female PM. I know a little bit about what's been happening with her--by reading a few articles and listening to some radio news broadcasts from Australia over the Internet. From what I can gather, her approval ratings are way down, basically because of issues such as the carbon tax, the assylum deal with Malaysia that got scuttled, some Labor Party scandals. There are probably other issues, too.
I just wonder if anyone thinks there is any sexism involved in the vehement opposition to her as well. I'm not saying there is, because I just don't know. Maybe that's not an issue. Apparently, there are some very serious political issues that are enough to make her unpopular. But I just wondered if you think there are some people who were predisposed from the beginning to be super-critical no matter what, because of who she is? Or is it just that she's not a very good PM and the result would be the same if she were a man?
Again, I know next to nothing about this. I'm just curious about what people think--if anyone cares to discuss it.
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Put it this way. I think this has been a very negative campaign by both the media and the Coalition which seems to me everything coming out of their mouths is negative, negative, negative towards the government. Don't get me wrong. Julia has done some very wrong things especially the Malaysia solution but every single day Tony Abbot is on the damn TV and everything he ever says is negative. The news is all negative towards the government. This has been going on since the election. Its worked. People hate them. I am over it.
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