While many are disappointed that Tanya Plibersek declined to lead the ALP, I don’t blame her. Those women who have dared to lead are treated awfully. She doesn’t need to change. We do.
The concept of feminism has been rather hijacked, with the concept of fake feminism taking root, where those involved are actually helping the system that marginalises them.
With Julie Bishop’s exit, the amount of women in our parliament continues to dwindle. When matched up against other countries, the magnitude of our problem becomes clear.
The resignation of Kelly O’Dwyer highlighted a rather obvious issue: our parliament is a hostile work environment for women. Solutions do exist, however.
It has been said that millennial women are at the helm of some of the most transformative social movements in recent memory. Having met them, I have to agree.