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Silence about sexism

When Steve Ciobo talked of slitting Julia Gillard's throat, Julie Bishop had nothing to say.

When Peter Reith echoed those words on radio a week later, Julie Bishop had nothing to say.

When Grahame Morris said Gillard should be kicked to death, Julie Bishop had nothing to say.

When Alan Jones said Gillard should be "put into a chaff bag and thrown into the sea", Julie Bishop had nothing to say.

When Tony Abbott held a rally with signs saying “Ditch the Witch” and “Bob Brown’s Bitch”, Julie Bishop had nothing to say.

When the party she was deputy leader of, and their media spruikers spat their hateful, misogynist bile at Gillard in full view of the rest of the world on a daily basis, Julie Bishop had nothing to say.

When Julie Bishop is asked about herself...

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