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Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been hailed as a 'fierce' feminist as she encouraged a global audience of young women to ignore online haters.
Ms Gillard joined a panel of famous women in New York on Monday, including First Lady Michelle Obama and UN Messenger of Peace and Hollywood star Charlize Theron, as they discussed the future of education for girls.
The former PM was introduced to the cheering crowd of young women at the Apollo Theatre as being 'fierce' given her famous misogyny speech directed towards Tony Abbott in parliament when he was opposition leader.
'She's so far the first and only woman who has served as (Australia's PM),' Glamour Magazine editor in chief Cindi Leivi said, according to News Corp.
'She is, by the way, fierce.
'As just one example she was totally unafraid to take down a male opposition leader in front of parliament and the world for his sexism and misogyny. It's a great speech, Google it.'
Ms Gillard, who is a chair at the Global Partnership for Education, stood out on stage thanks to her bright pink Carla Zampatti suit that retails for $1,400.
She spoke in front of 1,000 school girls and women from more than 100 countries listening online for Glamour magazine's The Power of an Educated Girl panel.
The former PM told the young women to forget about criticism they may face online.
'We live in a world of instantaneous feedback and often it's instantaneous criticism. You don't have to be in a publicly exposed profession like politics to feel the sting of that,' Ms Gillard said.
'Some of the poison that goes across social media after midnight, when people have had a drink or two, that stuff is not constructive criticism. Just forget about it, don't let it get into your head, don't let it get inside you, so build that sense of self.'
The panel also discussed the importance of education in developing countries.
'Education shouldn't be left up to the lottery of geography or gender,' Theron said.
'In my country, women are eight times more likely to be infected by AIDS than men, and what that tells me is that women are being left behind.'
Mrs Obama encouraged the young women to support her Let Girls Learn social media campaign as she urged them to focus on their education.
'There is no boy at this age that is cute enough to stop you from getting your education,' she said.
'If I had worried about who liked me or who thought I was cute at your age I wouldn't be married to the President of the United States.'


Julia Gillard hailed as a 'fierce' feminist in New York talk with Michelle Obama and Charlize Theron... as she stands out in a bright pink suit | Daily Mail Online
 

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'In my country, women are eight times more likely to be infected by AIDS than men, and what that tells me is that women are being left behind.'

Nooooo, that tells me they are real sluts.
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Funny you should bring up that old Limbaugh bit. I had a parakeet that I taught to say that line. People got a big kick out of it.
 
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