Ita do MORE for feminism?! Holy crap
how much can one poor woman DO over a lifetime. As I see it, she's done more for working women and for women to be accepted as truly equal in the workforce, then almost any other Australian woman I can think of.
She is a hard-ass feminist though..she certainly does NOT believe at all in "special" circumstances to be given to working women becuase they are women. She's very much an equalist. However, she IS 71 yrs of age, so she was in the workforce in a very different era to how life is today for modern women. Taht's for sure.
She's a "take no prisoners" type of woman
Who just believes that the "work output" and quality should speak for itself and she couldn't care less if that work came from a 20 yr old with 3 kids under 5 or a 50 yr old with no children...or a male or a transexual Ukranian immigrant!! GEt the picture? In Ita's workplace, they'd all be judged equally on the quality of their work.
Now in her "retirement" she has turned herself to focus on charity work that she's passionate about. Fair enough too and wonderful that she has been able to use her "work" profile for raising $ and awareness of other causes.
I think she is one of the most inspirational and amazing women we have. I'm thrilled and in fact, only some months ago when I watched her doing her regular spot on the morning show, I thought "god she's a great woman...I wish they'd award her with something becuase she's such an icon and SO full of common sense and totally no bullsh*t with her"
So obviously, Julia heard my call....LOL
Yes, the others too - so deserving and wonderful.
Got to go to bed, but thanks!