Anna Bligh: Australian Women’s Weekly March 2011 Cover

| 23 February , 2011 | 3 Replies

Editor I admire the most, Helen McCabe, has put Anna Bligh on the front cover of the March 2011 issue of the Australian Women’s Weekly.  I asked Helen why she was compelled to put Anna on the cover:

“It was a no-brainer in the end. I have never experienced a reaction like this. Women everywhere were so proud of her. Anna Bligh represented precisely what women want from a female leader –strength and compassion. One woman on the magazine who is based in Melbourne dropped in while we were finalising the cover and she said “I just want to cry when I look at her – she made me so proud”. That is how women felt.”

Putting politics aside, I agree with Helen’s comments, Anna Bligh is most deserving of this cover and story, she captured the heart and soul of what Australian’s stand for, showing strong leadership, inner strength, courage, mate-ship and compassion throughout the devastating Queensland Floods and Cyclone Yasi crisis’, she is someone to admire.

“The sense of responsibility is what actually, for me, I think, drives me. The price of failure here is unthinkable. You can’t afford to think, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore.’ It’s not an option.” Anna Bligh

Anna is the second female political leader and first premier to feature on the cover of The Weekly, and inside news editor Jordan Baker takes readers into Anna’s world and reveals the many dimensions of Anna Bligh; the political leader, the daughter and the working mum. A story that surely is one that we should all read.

Also inside, Editor in Chief Bryce Corbett talks triumphant stories over bullying with Michelle Bridges, Hazem El Masri, Rebecca Breeds and Ruby Rose.

“It was only when I left school that I discovered there’s a whole world out there – and it’s a big, exciting, tolerant world, filled with people just like you.” Ruby Rose, MTV VJ

And the fluffy, Germaine Greer talks to The Weekly exclusively about the changing fashions in men’s bodies (her husband Paul du Feu was once a centrefold), comparing Jack Thompson’s thick pelt with plucked and waxed modern-day pin-ups like swoon-worthy David Beckham, she asks are men losing their manliness along with their hair?  What do you think?

The Australian Women’s Weekly is on newsstands now, read what The Satchel Girl, Erica Bartle thinks of this month’s issue, as always she offers her insightful thoughts.

Courtesy of AWW

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  1. Brooke says:

    I still disagree, you say to celebrate what she has acheived during the flood? she had a speak that someone else wrote for her? So personally if after if she can wipe up some plan that well stop the heart break that is still occuring today then, and only then will i agree with you.

  2. Sassi Sam says:

    No I don’t agree with you, there’s no reason why we can’t celebrate what she achieved as a woman during a time of crisis, she was a strong and compassionate leader and those qualities are something we should celebrate and admire rather than focus on what she hasn’t done. It’s always easy to focus on the negatives of a story and I only celebrate the positives here.

  3. Brooke says:

    Don’t you think that this “amazing leading” that Anna Bligh is, should have been more worried about that the flood vitims or the recently hit cyclone effect areas? Not her cover story for the Women’s Weekly! Please if you don’t agree with me share because i can’t see anything she’s done to help the queenslanders in need.!

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