"I was accused of playing the gender card, of playing the victim. Dumb, trite arguments that entirely miss the point. Someone who acts in a sexist manner, who imposes sexist stereotypes, is playing the gender card. It is that person who is misusing gender to dismiss, to confine, to humiliate: not the woman who calls it for what it is. Calling the sexism out is not playing the victim. I have done it and I know how it made me feel. Strong. I am nobody’s victim. It is the only strategy that will enable change. What is the alternative? Staying silent? So the sexism is never named, never addressed, nothing ever changes?"
Julia Gillard, My Story. (via insearchofanhonestman)