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17 thoughts on ““Who wouldn’t want a cabinet full of women?”

  1. klewso

    “Decent Aussies are ropeable”? That would be Truss’s Portfolio?

  2. klewso

    I thought he’d at least have a female Fisheries Minister?
    His cabinet looks like a small-goods curing room?

  3. zut alors

    Perhaps it’s better this way – blame the blokes for the inevitable mess.

  4. rhwombat

    Gillard was correct. Rupert’s Rabbott is scared of women.

  5. Stevo the Working Twistie

    “Blue-veined junket guns” wins all the things.

  6. drovers cat

    The vast majority of women are not misogynist, compassion-free, borderline sociopaths, with a supercilious, vengeful, sneering contempt for anyone they feel is less than themselves.
    That’s why the Coalition has few to choose from.

  7. paddy

    drovers cat…..Standing ovation. Take a bow.

    FD. I can tell that asterisk is going to be very busy for the next little while.

  8. Andybob

    There is nothin’ like a dame,
    But one in cabinet world,
    ‘Cept for Julie there’s no name
    That is anythin’ like a dame!

  9. Freja

    It’s not just symbolism. I’m certain that, male or female, the cabinet of the Abbott government is going to be an apocalypse of horrors on the environment, social issues, the economy and anyone with an emotional range that recognises the benefit of compassion. BUT the fact that Abbott said that he wishes that there were more women on cabinet but that he advocates merit based appointments and way-hey, aren’t my daughters and one of my dumber candidates hot! sends a very strong message to young women that is reinforced by media and social conditioning Australia wide. You are only as valuable as your sexual attractiveness to men. If you want merit-based positions, sorry – you’re not male so that’s not an option for you. It keeps women down and small…or loud and protesty but ensures that it’s hard to just be accepted for who we are instead of our hoo-hahs.

  10. Blair Martin

    Nah, Stevo – spam lances FTW!

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