Scott Morrison can’t say he wasn’t warned that women were angry. But will the next Liberal leader heed the lessons Morrison ignored?
The history of human congress is littered with the stories of men who wake up to Dear John letters after years of not listening properly when the women in their lives say they’re unhappy.
Janet Albrechtsen is crabbier with Scott Morrison than Crabb. “Women are not mugs,” she argues – all evidence in her election fallout column notwithstanding. No, the “trans issue” isn’t a “moral panic” and Katherine Deves was not guilty of “extremist language.” I’ve criticised the former Prime Minister for several of his political choices but I won’t tolerate the heinous lie that because another campaign succeeded in drumming into the heads of women that a Liberal PM hates them that he really does. This is contemptible, adolescent garbage. Morrison obviously loves, and is loved by, his wife and daughters. As a lawyer, Albrechtsen should also know that a “sound CEO” would not “take charge of an alleged rape in an executive’s office.” Not if he knew what was good for him. Only the police can do that – if they receive a complaint.