all right

Occasionally adding corroborative details to add verisimilitude to otherwise bald and unconvincing,
but veridicous accounts
with careful attention, indefatigable assiduity, and nice discrimination.

22 September, 2011

The Loathing of Julia Gillard

It’s Misogyny 

It’s only because she’s a woman
that people hate Julia so;
it’s only because she’s a woman
her government’s polling is low;
it’s only because she’s a woman,
the party and members concur:
it’s only because she’s a woman
that people are beastly to her.

It’s not that she lies to the people
and many don’t like the deceit;
it’s not that she just cannot govern
except for her party’s élite;
it’s not all the profligate spending
or her hypocritical ways
and not that she is incompetent
though getting the media’s praise;
it’s not that she reasons so poorly,
and constantly causes much woe—
it’s only because she’s a woman
that people hate Julia so.

It’s not that she has a proposal
for taxing the air we exhale
in order “to stop global warming”,
all based on some fools’ fairy tale;
it’s not that she sounds like a nanny
when she has some new guff to sell;
it’s not that her party is rotten,
and voters have noticed the smell;
it’s not that polling has proven a
majority want her to go—
it’s only because she’s a woman
that people hate Julia so.

See also: “(Vote for Her for) She’s a Woman”.

Our gracious Prime Minister teaching her Foreign Minister diplomacy


bh said...

A great poem, Deadman. And true too.

Mark Bolton said...

I am a bit shocked by this pic !! It is genuine - surely not? If Abbot gave someone the bird we would never hear the end of it.

Good poem too !

Mark Bolton said...

P.S. Nah course it isn't. I found the original and when blown up you can see the photoshopping. Amusing though.

Deadman said...

The picture, however, is poetically true.