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

Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...