By KAYLIA PAYNE
Now, I know this is a shocking title. I’m sure none of you reading this would agree. And I don’t either (cue sighs of relief). But whether or not I want a female prime minister doesn’t matter in the slightest. It’s just that I simply can’t help but think that Australia isn’t ready for one.
Not because I don’t want equality, because I do. Not because I don’t think that a woman is just as capable of being Prime Minister as a man, because I do. But because Australia’s attitude towards our first female Prime Minister is so embarrassing on a world-wide scale, and so completely shameful that it has taught both myself and women everywhere just how equal, and how respected, we are not. And how very far Australia has to come in its attitudes towards women, especially women in power.