Women Politicians: More Cases of Unequal Treatment?

So Federal Minister for Health Sussan Ley has ‘stepped aside’ while there is an investigation into her personal expense claims, just like Bronwyn Bishop, former Speaker and Minister, did.  Did Malcolm Turnbull, Tony Abbott, Peter Slipper or Steve Irons amongst others do this when their expense claims were questioned and found wanting?  No.  I’m not defending any of them, but it does seem there is a prima facie case that women politicians either react to or are treated differently than men for similar offences.  And this seems to be a world phenomenon.Read More »