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Men in Office: Tony Abbott

Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 14 years ago, in 2010, on the World Wide Web.

Tony Abbott Makes Rape Joke, MSM frames it as "sexist gaffe". Guest Post by Napalmnacey. Hoyden About Town (2010-08-08):

So, Tony Abbott is totally going after the women's vote! Check this out! The Australian: Tony trips at paid parental leave launch with !!!@@e2;20ac;2dc;no' gaffe. On a day that the Coalition was devoting to winning the women's vote, Mr Abbott questioned whether when Julia Gillard says no, she really means…

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  1. Roderick T. Long

    The story also makes clear that he said it repeatedly, which further weakens any claim to its being a “gaffe.”

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