More Women Needed in Australian Politics
Australian Senator David Leyonhjelm yelled at fellow Senator Sarah Hanson-Young to "stop shagging men" during a motion regarding violence against women. This sexist comment has sparked outrage, especially as Senator Leyonhjelm refuses to apologize for it, compromising Senator Hanson-Young's right to a safe workplace. But it has also revealed that sexist abuse in Australian parliament is nothing new. Women are greatly underrepresented in parliament, and many fear that sexist double standards will discourage them from running.
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