Australia's foreign minister Julie Bishop comments as she addressed the National Press Club in Canberra-
Bishop on feminism:
"It's not a term that I find
particularly useful these days. I recognize the role it's played and the barriers and challenges overcome by the women's movement. I don't
reject the term but it's not a word I'd use to describe myself."
Bishop on the seemingly disconnected relationship between feminism and conservative politicians:
respect I think you're over analyzing it. [Feminism] is just not a term
I use. It's because I have a pathological dislike for the term, I just
don't use it. It's not part of my lexicon. It just isn't. And I don't
think anyone should take offence to that and read into it. I'm a female
politician – get over it."