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    emilyrox

    [1]Nov 22, 2006
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    I think the worlds not readly but in a few years maybe.
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    Wyldbird

    [2]Jul 28, 2007
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    emilyrox wrote:
    I think the worlds not readly but in a few years maybe.

    The sexists in the US might not be ready, but the world certainly is. Lots of countries have already had a woman head of state (President, Prime Minister, even Queen), so why does the US lag so far behind that even the idea of it is so threatening?

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    Wyldbird

    [3]Jul 28, 2007
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    As you can see, the list of women who have been the top governing official of countries has varied widely from small to large, from first world to third world. Why is the US so far behind?

    Female Heads-of-State since 1945:

    1. Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka
      Prime Minister, 1960-1965, 1970-1977, 1994-2000.
    2. Indira Gandhi, India
      Prime Minister, 1966-77, 1980-1984.
    3. Golda Meir, Israel
      Prime Minister, 1969-1974.
    4. Isabel Peron, Argentina
      President, 1974-1976
    5. Elisabeth Domitien, Central African Republic
      Prime Minister, 1975-1976
    6. Margaret Thatcher, Great Britain
      Prime Minister, 1979-1990.
    7. Maria da Lourdes Pintasilgo, Portugal
      Prime Minister, 1979-1980.
    8. Lidia Gueiler Tejada, Bolivia
      Prime Minister, 1979-1980.
    9. Dame Eugenia Charles, Dominica
      Prime Minister, 1980-1995.
    10. Vigdís Finnbogadóttír, Iceland
      President, 1980-96.
    11. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norway
      Prime Minister, 1981, 1986-1989, 1990-1996.
    12. Soong Ching-Ling, Peoples' Republic of China
      Honorary President, 1981.
    13. Milka Planinc, Yugoslavia
      Federal Prime Minister, 1982-1986.
    14. Agatha Barbara, Malta
      President, 1982-1987.
    15. Maria Liberia-Peters, Netherlands Antilles
      Prime Minister, 1984-1986, 1988-1993.
    16. Corazon Aquino, Philippines
      President, 1986-92.
    17. Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan
      Prime Minister, 1988-1990, 1993-1996.
    18. Kazimiera Danuta Prunskiena, Lithuania
      Prime Minister, 1990-91.
    19. Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, Nicaragua
      Prime Minister, 1990-1996.
    20. Mary Robinson, Ireland
      President, 1990-1997.
    21. Ertha Pascal Trouillot, Haiti
      Interim President, 1990-1991.
    22. Sabine Bergmann-Pohl, German Democratic Republic
      President, 1990.
    23. Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar (Burma)
      Her party won 80% of the seats in a democratic election in 1990, but the military government refused to recognize the results. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
    24. Khaleda Zia, Bangladesh
      Prime Minister, 1991-1996.
    25. Edith Cresson, France
      Prime Minister, 1991-1992.
    26. Hanna Suchocka, Poland
      Prime Minister, 1992-1993.
    27. Kim Campbell, Canada
      Prime Minister, 1993.
    28. Sylvie Kinigi, Burundi
      Prime Minister, 1993-1994.
    29. Agathe Uwilingiyimana, Rwanda
      Prime Minister, 1993-1994.
    30. Susanne Camelia-Romer, Netherlands Antilles
      Prime Minister, 1993, 1998-
    31. Tansu Çiller, Turkey
      Prime Minister, 1993-1995.
    32. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge, Sri Lanka
      Prime Minister, 1994, President, 1994-
    33. Reneta Indzhova, Bulgaria
      Interim Prime Minister, 1994-1995.
    34. Claudette Werleigh, Haiti
      Prime Minister, 1995-1996.
    35. Sheikh Hasina Wajed, Bangladesh
      Prime Minister, 1996-.
    36. Mary McAleese, Ireland
      President, 1997-.
    37. Pamela Gordon, Bermuda
      Premier, 1997-1998.
    38. Janet Jagan, Guyana
      Prime Minister, 1997, President, 1997-1999.
    39. Jenny Shipley, New Zealand
      Prime Minister, 1997-1999.
    40. Ruth Dreifuss, Switzerland
      President, 1999-2000.
    41. Jennifer Smith, Bermuda
      Prime Minister, 1998-.
    42. Nyam-Osoriyn Tuyaa, Mongolia
      Acting Prime Minister, July 1999.
    43. Helen Clark, New Zealand
      Prime Minister, 1999-.
    44. Mireya Elisa Moscoso de Arias, Panama
      President, 1999-.
    45. Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Latvia
      President, 1999-.
    46. Tarja Kaarina Halonen, Finland
      President, 2000-.
    47. Mame Madior Boye (1940-) Senegal, Prime minister of Senegal from 3 Mar 2001 to 4 Nov 2002.
    48. Chang Sang (1939-), South Korea
      Acting and ephemeral prime minister of South Korea in 2002: from 11 Jul, by appointment of president Kim Dae Jung, to 31 Jul, when the Parliament rejected her.
    49. Maria das Neves Ceita Baptista de Sousa, São Tomé and Príncipe
      Prime minister of São Tomé and Príncipe from 7 Oct 2002 to 16 Jul 2003, when was deposed, together with president Fradique de Menezes, in a military coup.
    50. Anneli Tuulikki Jäätteenmäki (1955-), Finland
      Prime minister of Finland from 17 Apr to 24 Jun 2003. The country's first -and ephemeral- woman premier.
    51. Beatriz Merino Lucero (1948-), Peru
      Prime minister of Peru from 28 Jun to 15 Dec 2003.
    52. Luísa Dias Diogo (1958-), Mozambique
      Prime minister of Mozambique from 17 Feb 2004.
    53. Radmila Sekerinska (1972-), Macedonia
      Acting prime minister of Macedonia twice in 2004, from 12 May to 12 Jun and from 18 Nov to 17 Dec.
    54. Yuliya Tymoshenko (1960-), Ukraine
      Prime minister of Ukraine from 24 Jan to 8 Sep 2005.
    55. Maria do Carmo Silveira, São Tomé and Príncipe
      Prime minister of São Tomé and Príncipe from 8 Jun 2005 to 21 Apr 2006.
    56. Angela Merkel (1954-), Germany
      Federal Chancellor of Germany from 22 Nov 2005.
    57. Portia Simpson-Miller (1945-), Jamaica
      Prime Minister of Jamaica from 30 Mar 2006.
    58. Han Myung Sook, South Korea
      Prime minister of South Korea from 19 Apr 2006 to 7 Mar 2007.

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    Shisa

    [4]Jul 28, 2007
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    I agree with Wyldbird. Maybe the USA isn't ready yet, but I think the world definitely is!
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    vicky24c

    [5]May 17, 2008
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    I think that the world is ready.
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