Oz talk show host sacked over asking Gillard if her partner was gay

Sydney, June 14(ANI): Radio talk show host Howard Sattler has been sacked after asking Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard about her partner Tim Matheison's sexuality and whether he was gay as rumored.

Having faced demeaning questions about her partner, Gillard expressed her concern that women may avoid public life if media keeps on asking demeaning questions, reports Sydney Morning Herald.

According to the report, despite the fact that Gillard answered his questions calmly, she expressed grave concern about the affect such questioning can have on women or girls who are willing to enter the public life.

Gillard has recently been subject to personal attacks gone to the extent of sexism in politics.

Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick said that there is a certain level of demeaning attitude to women who hold public offices.

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd expressed his outrage at the kind of questioning Gillard had to face and said that Sattler should hang his head in shame, the report added. (ANI)


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