The Misogyny Speech by Julia Gillard

The Misogyny Speech by Julia Gillard
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‘The Misogyny Speech’ was a parliamentary speech delivered by Australian Labor Party Prime Minister Julia Gillard on 9 October 2012 in response to opposition leader Tony Abbott accusing her of sexism.

Over the months leading up to this speech, Gillard had been criticised by segments of the Australian media and some members of the Liberal-National Coalition opposition party with comments about her personal life, gender, appearance, marital status and not having children.

The speech was widely broadcast via radio and television, drawing on recordings produced by the Department of Parliamentary Services.

In 2020, readers of The Guardian Australia voted the speech the most unforgettable moment in Australian TV history.