Former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard has issued a shocking warning to women who want to enter public life, saying violent rape threats are an "almost daily" occurrence.
Gillard has endorsed and appeared in advertising for Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign and said Donald Trump's recent attacks include a "subtle endorsement" of violence against the former secretary of state.
Both Gillard and Clinton have been subjected to vulgar public language, and publicly called "bitch", "witch" and other sexist insults.
Gillard's warning comes days after the fourth anniversary of her famous "misogyny speech", in which she spectacularly called out then-opposition leader Tony Abbott for a series of sexist comments about women in public life.
Mark Di Stefano is a political editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.
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