Kevin Rudd has been taking lessons from Father Abbott.
At that point one of my friends introduced me, dropping in that I am completing a PhD. At this, Rudd rolled his eyes and in a terse voice lacking any sense of irony remarked that is the “excuse” that “all” young women are using nowadays to avoid starting families.
He made this remark to Nina Funnell, who is a researcher in the Journalism and Media Research Centre at the University of NSW. She has written a newspaper opinion piece about it. It’s an admirable takedown: you should go and read it now.