Day one - Immigration Dept ordered to cease granting permanent protection visas
The Bill of Rights of 1688, The King, The Queen and the former Member for Dobell Craig Thomson

Small Mercies. But you know something? News of this calamity will probably be overwhelmed by Mr Abbott's first day.

Cate Blanchett was an important ornament in The Rudd Process.   Photographs of Cate were a key deliverable for The Rudd 2020 Summit.

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Cate did pensive.

Cate pensive

Cate did cautious.

Cate cautious

Cate did open to alternative (but still fashionable) views.

Cate able to be convinced

Cate laughed at "funded-by" man's jokes.

Cate laughing at jokes from the man who signs the cheques

But it looks like a brilliant career might now be stalled at the start-line and you already know why.  Misogyny.   But not building site wolf whistle misogyny - this is more famous misogyny than that.   The culprit here is big-misogyny, global-misogyny, the sort of misogyny that Anne Summers gets up every day to root out.

So now, all because of the Global Misogyny Conspiracy, our nation's political processes will be forever deprived of these - and possibly even more - facial expressions.

Sky News reports on the news that has political strategists on each side heading back to their great big whiteboards.   Want proof that misogyny is at play here?   Sky News's white-anglo, dominant-paradigm men (~80% confidence level that's true) have this story filed under "Showbiz" and not man-topics like politics.

How can a putative political operative hope to be taken seriously when she's pigeon-holed by faceless men who wouldn't know a committed fashionable-cause promoter even if they got sprung perving at her outtakes?

Cate Blanchett's fears for women

Updated: 05:40, Wednesday September 18, 2013

Cate Blanchett has told Sky News she has ruled out going into politics, although she is concerned that a 'wave of conservatism sweeping the globe' is affecting the role of women in society.

The Australian is in London to promote her new film, 'Blue Jasmine', directed by Woody Allen.

He is famous for making muses of his leading ladies but Blanchett, who describes herself as a feminist, believes equality for women has yet to be achieved.

'I'm reading a book by Ann Summers called 'The Misogyny Factor', and I feel that all of the steps forward that we've made ... a lot of those have been rescinded,' she said.

'Conservatism is affecting the way women perceive who they are in the world.'

When asked about the sexism scandal involving Australia's former prime minister Julia Gillard, the actress said: 'Whether you admire her as a politician or not, as a woman and out of respect for the office of the Prime Minister, how she was treated was quite shocking.'

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