She wrote all about it, which means I don’t have to! Go read.
Also, love this quote from SMH’s Diary page:
It’s never a good look to follow a trend set by Bill Heffernan, but alas, that is what Latham has done, by relating the Prime Minister’s perceived deficiencies directly to her childlessness.
I’ll just note for the record, by the way, that as far as I know the most Gillard has ever said about her childlessness is simple variations on “having children just didn’t happen for me, and at this stage of my life I’m not trying to make it happen”. Both Heffernan and Latham excoriate her for choosing childlessness, which even if it’s true shouldn’t be anybody else’s business and certainly not anything worthy of public vitriol, but they don’t even know whether she’s actually had any choice about having children at all. Of course nobody has any right to know the intimate details of her reproductive situation, and she certainly has no obligation to share such personal information, but I find it telling that Heffernan and Latham both jumped to the conclusion that it simply must be something she’s chosen when it just ain’t necessarily so.