Gillard: It will get “easier and easier” for women in politics

Most politicians get insulted during their time in office. But few can have endured the level of sexist abuse received by the former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. "Deliberately barren" and "witch" were phrases thrown at her, sometimes by opposition MPs. Ms Gillard is now about to start a new job as in Washington as head of a multi-billion dollar agency, the Global Partnership for Education, which aims to deliver basic education to every child in the world. Tim Franks spoke to her there about that grand aim, and about low politics. When she'd left office, she had confessed to feeling a "murderous rage" about the abuse she had endured. How did she feel now?

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