But my favourite part of this article - Childless Julia Gillard can't understand parents on the issue of virginity: Brandis is Kevin Rudd's quote at the end: Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said today he would not be offering any advice on the topic.
That's how you get elected - you don't tell people how they have to live. What he thinks on the matter is not my business, just as what I think on the matter is not the Government's business.
The most outrageous part of this little story is that somehow Julia Gillard is not allowed an opinion on like, women's rights, because she is not a parent, according to Senator Brandis. Because then, if I'm reading this right, according to Senator Brandis, women/virgins don't get an actual say in their own sexual activity. They are merely property to be passed from parent to husband. Course if Gillard is not allowed an opinion as a parent, then surely as an unmarried woman, they are arguing that she should not engage in pre-marital sex herself. They are actually trying to tell her how *she* should live. See ... this women's business, it's tricky!!!
As far as I'm concerned, the biggest personal disservice I was ever given was being told that my virginity was a gift that I should give to only one man. It relies on something profoundly important - that that one man will treat it with the care and respect that it deserves. This kind of approach does not equip women with the kind of worldiness required to be able to gauge what is right or inappropriate and as far as I can tell it's about making sure women don't have too many comparisions so some men won't be found to be coming up short. Pun intended.
So to Tony Abbott I say this: stop leering into my bedroom! And dude, if you want to get elected, you're gonna need some of these here laydeez votes to get you over the line. (Course actually, give credit where it's due, he's not a lying politician, he's just a self-defeating one.)