Tea towels with the words of former prime minister Julia Gillard's famous misogyny speech are on sale at the ALP national conference in Melbourne. Photo: Andrew Meares
Seen by millions, it was a devastating takedown of Tony Abbott that drew praise from world leaders and turned Ms Gillard into a global feminist icon.
And now it can help you get through that mountain of dishes: feminist political network Emily's List has turned the famous speech into a tea towel.
'Misogyny speech' posters are also on sale. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
It's curious symbolism. Why reduce a speech all about female empowerment into a symbol of prosaic domesticity? Does Emily's List have a keen sense of irony?
"No," Lisa Carey, the group's national co-ordinator, told Fairfax Media on Friday. "We just want people to remember it whatever they're doing."
While the tea towels stand out among the ALP T-shirts and Gough Whitlam biographies on offer at Labor's national conference, they're not exactly flying off the shelves: at the end of day one they'd only sold a couple of dozen.
Lisa Carey, Emily's List national co-ordinator, holding one of the tea towels, says the group wants everyone to remember the speech "whatever they're doing". Photo: Andrew Meares
The tea towels are also available on the Emily's List website for $25.