This was a pretty famous picture on the day that Obama was elected back in 2008. The fellow on Hillary’s right is Jon Favreau who is to this minute Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama. “He has been named,” as his Wikipedia entry puts it, “one of the ’100 Most Influential People in the World’ by Time magazine.” Yet as the text that goes with the picture puts it, “there he is, groping the breast of a cardboard cutout of Hillary Rodham Clinton as an unnamed pal wearing an ‘Obama staff’ T-shirt kisses and feeds her beer.”
By these standards, Julia Gillard has had a pretty tame time of it. If she would like some idea of what misogyny looks like, she should have a look at these chaps from the Obama administration instead.