Last Word goes to Julia Gillard with the gold standard of anti-sexist smackdowns

Julia Gillard became Australia's first female Prime Minister in June 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas


We've been talking today about gold and sexism and epic smackdowns. Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard may have set the gold standard for anti-sexist smackdowns back in October 2012. She was angry with the leader of the opposition for accusing the speaker of sexism.

Julia Gillard must have been bottling her rage for sometime, because she spoke articulately and passionately... for fifteen minutes. We

We gave the Last Word today to Julia Gillard with this show stopping smackdown.
Here is the full speech or listen to our clip above.


The choral group Australian Voices, Rob Davidson & conductor Gordon Hamilton were so inspired by the musicality of Julia Gillard's powerful speech, they produced the song "For Not Now, Not ever."

Have a listen.

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