Julia Gillard and s-xism:

John Richardson writes: Re. "What do we mean by 's-xist' when we refer to criticisms of Gillard?" (yesterday, item 18). Robin Cameron suggests that society’s treatment and expectations of Julia Gillard are s-xist. Cameron implies that Gillard is being treated unfairly, suggesting that we are guilty of applying a double standard by accepting that it’s OK for Hawke, Keating and many other male leaders to knife each other in the back, but that it’s not OK for Gillard to do the same.