January 25, 2017
Gladys Berejiklian: why not having children may work to her advantage
Let's be frank. Gladys Berejiklian's singledom and childlessness is an advantage. That's an unfortunate fact and an uncomfortable admission. But true. Parents know it. Women know it. In the unguarded words of a former senior federal female politician, being childless is a "luxury" for women with serious political ambitions. Interestingly, the woman who said that during an interview I was conducting some years ago on the very issue of fertility choices and the sacrifices women make as they climb the slippery rungs to leadership, was herself single and childless at the time. So was I.