When Tony Abbott, the opposition leader in Australia, called for the resignation of Peter Slipper over offensive text messages, Prime Minister Julia Gillard called Abbott on the hypocrisy behind the call.
I will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man, I will not. And the government will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man. Not now, not ever. The leader of the opposition says that people who hold sexist views and who are misogynists are not appropriate for high office. Well, I hope the leader of the opposition has got a piece of paper and he is writing out his resignation. Because if he wants to know what misogyny looks like in modern Australia, he doesn’t need a motion in the house of representatives, he needs a mirror.
The full video is here, and it’s probably the best thing I’ve seen all week.