The New Misogyny in Australia: do Australians hate women that much?

“The new misogyny” is a term that refers to a post-feminist push-back against successful women. There has been an increasing pattern of vicious attacks against high achieving women in Australian social and political discourse since the rise of Julia Gillard as our first female Prime Minister. These attacks tie in closely with that other rising phenomenon of internet trolling and bullying, which obviously targets both sexes but is often used to anonymously target women in a particularly sexist way.

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