28 min

03| Clothes maketh the woman Ms Represented

    • Politics

There's a clear uniform for men in politics: a suit for weekdays, no tie on weekends and an Akubra if you are making a rural announcement. But fashion isn't so straightforward for women. Annabel and Steph ponder why we are so obsessed with how our female politicians look and how much time is wasted on hair and makeup. It is estimated that during her time as PM, Julia Gillard spent about 1100 hours having her hair and makeup done.

There's a clear uniform for men in politics: a suit for weekdays, no tie on weekends and an Akubra if you are making a rural announcement. But fashion isn't so straightforward for women. Annabel and Steph ponder why we are so obsessed with how our female politicians look and how much time is wasted on hair and makeup. It is estimated that during her time as PM, Julia Gillard spent about 1100 hours having her hair and makeup done.

28 min