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Australia PM Julia Gillard prompts 'misogyny' redefinition

Prime Minister Julia Gillard's fiery speech on misogyny has prompted Australia's leading dictionary to update its definition of the word.

Footage of Ms Gillard lambasting the opposition's Tony Abbott as a misogynist in parliament last week drew global attention.

The Macquarie Dictionary describes misogyny as ''hatred of women'' but editor Sue Butler says it will be expanded to ''entrenched prejudice against women'' in the next edition.

Duncan Kennedy reports from Sydney.

  • 18 Oct 2012
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