Julia Gillard warns Theresa May about sexist criticism
Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has warned Theresa May she may face growing "gender-based" criticism.
She told the Institute for Government she had also taken over "in a political crisis" and, at first, there had been little comment about being a woman.
But "the gender stuff grew over time, as the government I led dealt with the hard issues and got into politically choppy waters", she added.
Mrs May is the UK's second female prime minister, following Margaret Thatcher.
Ms Gillard, who, as Australia's first woman PM, was in power from 2010 to... read more
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