Damien Cave’s article in the New York Times captures the misogynistic culture in Parliament House.
Women of every party say that for years they have been demeaned while trying to do their jobs. They have been groped and insulted, ignored and interrupted – and whenever they have questioned such behaviour, they have faced a barrage of attacks.
Most members of Parliament are men, as are most staffers. In the past 20 years, Australia has fallen from 15th to 50th in the world for parliamentary gender diversity.