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Shrill? Aggressive? And other names we call smart women by Clem Bastow

Clem Bastow writes a lot about women’s issues. In this piece from August 2012 she reflects on the name calling attributing to woman that perhaps is not bestowed on men displaying the same attributes. Food for thought.

You might have seen Leigh Sales take Tony Abbott to task on 7:30 last week. For her troubles, she’s been called “shrill” and “aggressive” (despite her work on7:30 being neither), and then, yesterday, Liberal Party strategist Grahame Morris unleashed this corker: “Well Leigh can be a real cow sometimes when she’s doing her interviews.”

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