What can be done to stop the sexism and misogyny in Australian culture?

The treatment of females in Australian politics really highlights how badly women are treated overall in Australia. On International Women's Day, Scott Morrison delivered a speech where he said he didn't want to see women rise if it came at the expense of men. In 1990 Australia ranked a respectable 15th in... show more The treatment of females in Australian politics really highlights how badly women are treated overall in Australia. On International Women's Day, Scott Morrison delivered a speech where he said he didn't want to see women rise if it came at the expense of men.

In 1990 Australia ranked a respectable 15th in the world for female inclusion but by 2019 they have slipped down to 50th.

When Julia Banks delivered her resignation speech in parliament she used it to point out how badly she was bullied by the men in the Liberal party. How did the males respond? They stood up and walked out of the chamber while she was still talking. That's so rude and just emphasises that what she said was correct.

Sarah Hanson Young has been heckled numerous times and the only female prime minister Australia have had, Julia Gillard was subject to an enormous amount of abuse from male ministers. They made fun of her for not having children, so what? Can you imagine if male prime ministers, many of whom have had no children, were subject to the same ridicule?

What can be done to start getting Australian men to treat women equally?
13 answers 13