Workplace Relations Minister Joe Hockey has suggested the Government’s work place policies are not as popular as Labor’s because he is not as pretty as Julia Gillard.
He says the Government’s poor poll results in the area of workplace relations may be due to image.
“Julia Gillard’s on the front cover of the ABC magazine, she’s in Women’s Weekly and all those things and I’m not as pretty as Julia Gillard obviously,” he said.
If there was anything that proved Twisty’s Sex Class Theory, this is it.
Any recognition a woman gains is attributed to her sex appeal. Women are not permitted the public display of brains, thoughts, ideas, policies, political power. If anything a woman says is being listened to by the electorate, it must be because she’s high on the pretty scale. It’s a convenient, effective way to dismiss both the individual woman and her entire gender as essentially ornamental and fundamentally irrelevant.
Gillard, the Member for Lalor, is the Deputy Labor Leader and Shadow Minister for Employment, Industrial Relations and Social Inclusion. Her record is particularly strong in Health; she is also strong on business, industrial relations, and most threatening of all, feminism and reproductive rights.
I hope Hockey gets the media smackdown he deserves.