Women in Charge

I think it was back in the 70s that there was chatter about how peaceful the world would be if women ruled the world.  The idea never seemed very convincing to me.  I kept thinking about leaders, such as Margaret Thatcher or Golda Meier — not that male leaders were any better.


Reading today’s New York Times story about Sheila Bair made me realize that she even better than what I had thought.  The article also mentioned Brooksley Borne.  Elizabeth Warren also came to mind.  In the dismal cabinet, only Hilda Solis does not seem to have jumped on the neoliberal bandwagon.  I try to think of men who played a comparable role, but nobody came to mind.  Then again, perhaps, these women performed so well because just they were not part of the “old boys club.”


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