Originally Posted by Kiwideus
New Zealand has a female prime minister. Whos to say a woman can't do the job. One cannot judge how good a woman or a man will be until they are actually in the position of power. How can we know until we give that person a chance to do it. Thatcher did it, Helen Clark did it, and now theres one in Germany, I can not remember her name. Why is it that people don't like strong women??? If a man has a strong will, he is praised for it, but if a woman has one, she is called a b***h. I hate that. Judge the person on their abilities, not on their gender.
That's Angela Merkel, Kellye. I don't like her, because in her quest to reach the top, she got rid of a lot of competent people in her party, who might have threatened her position. So she's left with several incompetent yes men. She also is going to be a very weak chancellor, because her government is a "grand coalition", meaning she has to deal with the Social Democrats in her cabinet, and because the ministers she appointed from her own Christian Democrats, and the sister party, the Christian Socialist Union, are already fighting among each about who is responsible for what.
If other countries are ready for female presidents, prime ministers, chancellors, or whatever the relevant title is, why shouldn't the U.S. be?