I’m getting heartily sick of hearing that Julia Gillard is a victim, that she suffers from misogynist/sexist abuse and that she is being reasonable when taking exception to mild comments from Tony Abbott and other critics.
It is a perversion of the word ‘victim’ for it to be ascribed to Gillard.
She is the Prime Minister, with a large army of politicians and public servants behind her in arguably that most powerful position in Australia. She is the antithesis of a victim. If anything, she is a culprit behind Kevin Rudd’s demise. But he is hardly a victim either: enjoying privileges that most Australians cannot imagine.