SYDNEY (AUSTRALIA) – A female lawmaker’s video in which she is wearing a garbage bag to protest against what she called “rubbish” comments on her attire has gone viral in Australia, bringing in support from across political parties.
Nicolle Flint of the ruling Liberal Party asks in the video whether people are “sick of sexist garbage” before naming a columnist who made a comment on her appearance and opens her coat to reveal the garbage bag.
In his Sunday newspaper column, radio host Peter Goers wrote on her “vast wardrobe of blazers, coats and tight, black, ankle-freezing trousers and stiletto heels”.
“I’ve put up with a lot as a woman in politics,” said Flint in the video, which has been viewed more than 220,000 times on Twitter and Facebook on Monday.
The lawmaker said she had to deal with a male stalker and had seen her office vandalised with the word “prostitute” sprayed in it.
“So, Mr. Goers, what I want to know is, what should a woman in politics wear? How about a garbage bag to match your rubbish views,” said Flint.
Her video was appreciated by former premier of Queensland state Campbell Newman, who wrote, “Well done! #GarbagelikeGoers”.
“The standards expected of women politicians are garbage,” said lawmaker Anika Wells from the rival Labour party.
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