Tony Abbott copped a lot of flak in the media, mainstream and social, for introducing the candidate for Lindsay, Fiona Scott, by saying “I think I can probably say have a bit of sex appeal”.
Tracey Spicer wrote a great article for The Hoopla:
Too often, a woman’s stocks rise and fall on the value of her sexuality. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s wanted to scream, “Stop looking at my tits and listen to what I have to say!”
Then in middle age, we are disappeared by the diminution of this appeal.
Clementine Ford wrote for The Sydney Morning Herald:
Some people have leapt on the comments as evidence of Abbott’s inherent misogyny, but that’s being a little opportunistic. Abbott isn’t a misogynist (he owns four women, remember?) any more than he is a worthy candidate to run the country.
Ed Butler wrote a piece for AusVotes2013
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