Gillard's risky play with the gender card

The Labor Party is gaining some ground through Julia Gillard's presentation of Tony Abbott and the Coalition as anti-women, but it's a fraught political strategy.

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This started as a tale of how Julia Gillard overplayed the gender card, suffered a backlash, and then was saved by the appearance of a sexist menu from a Liberal fundraiser, that referred to her body parts in offensive terms.

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