Beautiful Things

Julia Gillard delivers an eloquent slap-down to innate misogyny

This is an incredibly proud moment for ladies in politics! Thanks to the brilliant columnist Lucy Mangan for highlighting this awesome speech captured in Australian parliament. Prime Minister Julia Gillard uncorks some long bottled-up thoughts on the hypocrisy and inherant misogyny of her shadow 1st minister. In 15 minutes she exposes some of the entrenched prejudice against women in both our politics and the media who cover the issues. Go girl!!

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…