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December 26, 2012

Slate: Lady jerks of 2012

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Anne Hathaway, actress. In 2012, Hathaway put an impressive stamp on two iconic roles: She filled out the catsuit as film's most conniving Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises," and starved herself nearly to death to play Les Miz's "Fantine." But she saved her greatest performances for her promotional tours, where she's expertly navigated sexist interview questions with sassy retorts made for celebratory GIF walls. When asked to describe her "feline fitness regime," she condescended to her male interviewer, "What do you want? Are you trying to fit into a catsuit?" And when Matt Lauer creepily grilled Hathaway about paparazzi shots of her vagina, she told him that she was "sorry that we live in a society that commodifies the sexuality of unwilling participants." To make her disagreeable retorts Hollywood-ready, Hathaway handles it all with a smile.

Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia. Gillard, Australia's first female Prime Minister, made international news after opposition leader Tony Abbott attempted to out the Speaker of the House's "sexism" and "misogyny" to score political points. Gillard responded by aggressively shaming Abbott for his own history of misogyny. "The leader of the opposition says that people who hold sexist views and who are misogynists are not appropriate for high office," she said in a speech to Parliament in October. "Well, I hope the leader of the opposition has got a piece of paper and he is writing out his resignation. Because if he wants to know what misogyny looks like in modern Australia, he doesn't need a motion in the House of Representatives, he needs a mirror." Gillard ranked 27th on Forbes' women in power ranking this year. The leaders of France, Holland, and the United States praised her speech.

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