OK, this is just a start, cause I am slammed busy today, but here is a topic that I find interesting, yet I know actually very little about. Women in politics.
The idea for this thread is from the TT article today (a NY Times piece) See India’s women in Power
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about the women in Indian politics and despite a few key persons (including Indira Ghandi) women are not given a fair share of power in India. Due in part to traditional Hindu beliefs and party politics. Anyway, got me thinking…
Why is it that a country like the US-has yet to really have a woman in power. Probably the most powerful woman to date was Madeline Albright… with Condaleeza running a close second. Yet, women have been in power in other countries…England had Maggie (for better or worse) and of course Betsy (but she was not elected into power) India had Indira Gandhi , Indonesia and Pakastan both Islamic states have (had) female leaders with Megawati Sukarnoputri and
Benazir Bhutto. Finland has President Tarja Halonen, New Zeland has had 2 female PMs Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark; the list continues… but WHY has there not been a serious female contender for the US?
I think Hiliary will run-probably 2008- but Gerry Ferraro was considered an also ran and not a serious contender for VP… So… why is this.
Any comments? Like I say, interesting to me but I really have no idea why this has been the case…