Sections of mainstream media, including the(ir) ABC, The Guardian Australia and the Channel Nine chip-wrappers are desperately attempting to build a gendered narrative ahead of the looming budget.
This week, an op-ed across the Nine papers demanded, “Time for the Coalition to put a gender lens back on the budget” before taking readers on a confusing jaunt through a maze of riddles.
First, it attempted to tie “escalating concerns about alleged mistreatment of women in Parliament” to the victimhood narrative that women in Australia are facing a myriad of “ongoing challenges”.
Then the piece claimed, “there were also concerns the budget hadn’t done enough to help women.”
Be honest: those…