An Australian Politician Shrinks In Embarrassment, As The Prime Minister Destroys Him For Being A Misogynist

This is not a speech you typically see a politician give.

During a session of parliament, Australian PM Julia Gillard gave a stern drubbing to Tony Abbott of the opposition party, calling him a hypocrite and a misogynist for various comments he has made throughout his career.

The whole thing seems to have been prompted by Abbott’s comments about a scandal involving the Aussie Speaker of the House, who is resigning over lurid text messages.

Anyway, watch the video … certainly not like anything you’d see in U.S. politics. In addition to the intensity of the speech (which really picks up at the 3 minute mark), you can really see Abbott get increasingly uncomfortable as the speech goes on. He starts by smiling at the charges of being sexist to appearing deeply uncomfortable.

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