Women are scared to enter politics because of their past. I was one of them | Georgie Purcell

Women are scared to enter politics because of their past. I was one of them | Georgie Purcell

The Guardian

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Almost 10 years ago, I worked as a topless waitress. I never realised the profound impact those few months would have on my entire life

If we’ve learned anything over the past few weeks, it’s that we need more women in politics, not less.

It’s no secret that women are held to a different standard to men in politics. The gendered criticism of Julia Gillard is an example that still sits at the forefront of many of our minds. Countless female staffers and politicians are reflecting on how they are treated on the daily solely due to their gender.

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