Lefty: Women like Julia Gillard are making a stand against misogyny! She’s putting you sexist conservatives in your place!!
Conservative: We aren’t sexist.
Lefty: Yes you are! You don’t respect women!!
Conservative: Yes we do.
Lefty: Oh really, name one woman you’ve had any respect for.
Conservative: Here’s one, another prime minister as well, Margaret Thatcher.
Lefty: It doesn’t count, she was a conservative.
Conservative: Does count. She’s a woman.
Lefty: Well Gillard out does Thatcher! People love Julia, no one wanted Thatcher!
Conservative: Thatcher was elected for three terms for a total of 11 years, Gillard was prime minister for three years, wasn’t exactly elected to begin with and was out before the next election.
Lefty: That’s because she was a victim of sexism!
Conservative: It’s because she is a self-serving liar who only cares for herself. Remember the no carbon tax promise?
Lefty: Well what about John Howard’s no GST promise? You conservatives like to lie don’t you! What he did is no different to what Gillard did.
Conservative: Howard’s backflip doesn’t compare to Gillard’s deceit! Howard put his position to the electorate before an election. He explained why he was changing his mind and went into the election seeking a mandate. He was voted back in which means the electorate approved of the policy. Gillard on the other hand went in saying no carbon tax and then put one in place. There’s no comparison with what Howard did.
Lefty: If it’s good enough for Howard to backflip it’s good enough for Gillard. Or aren’t women allowed to backflip?
Conservative: If she had of put her change of policy to the electorate before the election and won the same way Howard put his change to the voters I would not have any grounds to object to her policy.
Lefty: Well Gillard was voted in! Like I said, if it was good enough for Howard it is good enough for her.
Conservative: The electorate didn’t approve her polices, they approved Howard’s. Stop pretending you haven’t heard what I have already said.
Lefty: Oh well if they didn’t approve her policies it’s because they are sexist.
Conservative: It’s not a matter of gender, her policies weren’t liked because they were only to her benefit and the rest of the ALP.
Lefty: And how did she benefit from the carbon tax? If it’s so bad she wouldn’t benefit.
Conservative: It allowed her to remain in office long enough to qualify for a six figure pension. It also allowed her to splash taxpayer’s money around where she would benefit and in the process landed herself a lucrative job for when she left politics. Meanwhile to fund all this she borrowed recklessly and cut services that working people relied on. She also cut the single parent pension saying they should get jobs at a time when thanks to the ALP there weren’t very many forcing many families into poverty.
Lefty: That is sexist, you are a misogynist! She is a caring person.
Conservative: She only cares about herself, despite the six figure pension, despite the lucrative job and despite forcing so many into poverty she asked for more money on her way out of office. She didn’t care if it made her look bad and she knew people like you would take her side no matter what she did.
Lefty: No, that is sexist! You hate her because she is making a stand against the misogyny of you conservatives!
Conservative: Oh really? Where is she when women are getting their genitals mutilated under the guise of keeping them chaste? Where is she when they are being punished for being raped because they supposedly committed adultery?
Lefty: Ah, well, ah, it, you know, it’s, ah, not, not for her, ah, to, ah, you know, determine how, ah, countries and individuals determine these issues…
Conservative: Yeah, that sounds just like what she would say! She once said when she sees sexism and misogyny, she’s ‘gonna call ‘em for what they are’. She was in Abu Dhabi, where raped women are jailed for adultery and had the perfect opportunity to say something.
Lefty: Ah, well, ah, it, you know, she probably didn’t see any……
Conservative: Yeah, she was too busy looking at the money to see anything else.
Lefty: Well it’s too big an issue for her to handle on her own.
Conservative: Plenty of feminists out there, you’d think she’d have plenty of help if she rallied them together.
Lefty: Ah, well, ah, it, you know, she probably wants to deal with it locally first before she eliminates it throughout the world.
Conservative: So where is she when a young woman was treated abusively by a man who was pretty much rewarded for what he did? Can you say nowhere to be found because she would rather talk about it for money instead of actually tackling the issue?
Lefty: You racist!
Conservative: Where talking gender here remember?
Lefty: (Storming off) You just don’t want to listen do you?!
Conservative: Ah, well, ah, it, you know it’s, ah, not, not me who’s actually not listening.