Gillard: I was target of sexism
on 30/09/2013 12:04:34
Julia Gillard made the comments in her first interview since she was deposed in a ballot of her centre-left Labor Party colleagues in June.
She was replaced by Kevin Rudd, a prime minister she had replaced in a similar leadership showdown three years earlier in the face of poor opinion polling. Mr Rudd led his party to a crushing election defeat on September 7.
Ms Gillard told an audience at the Sydney Opera House that she reacted with "murderous rage" to the sexist attacks on her in social media and elsewhere.