So the current media circus swirling around Julia Gillard is to do with an article for the Women’s Weekly showing her knitting. Now it’s not exactly a secret that she knits, this has been known for some time. Yet suddenly she’s being attacked all over the place for it. Mainly old white men are calling her ridiculous for showing off a hobby popularised by 50’s housewives. Like this trite example:
She is giving encouragement to young female politicians by plying a hobby now synonymous with mad old aunts – Andrew Bolt
Like he’s such an expert!?
So, is knitting such an olde worlde hobby that it will lead Julia further from the voters?
The more than three million users of Ravelry, a knitting website, are sure to disagree.
Also, I personally disagree. I like the idea of Julia knitting in her spare time. It’s something I totally relate…
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