Julia Gillard, patron saint of the deliberately barren, under fire once more for her choice to be childfree.
And, to be frank, the fact that Gillard has no children perhaps also limits her exposure to what’s happening in the world outside the rarefied corridors of Canberra or the Melbourne dinner party set. If the PM moved in broader circles or had better political instincts then this would not be an issue but it seems as though she needs every avenue to the outside world she can get and kids can be a great – if often unwelcome – conduit to what’s really going on. Joe Hildebrand
And an interesting analysis by Tim Dunlop on why she’s copping so much flack.