Women in Politics


I was just wondering and it struck me that at this point of time, women in politics are pretty major players. Off course, south Asia has been a leader in producing women politicians but now the west is also joining in. In France, a woman leader fought for the prime minister position, Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany, all know that Hillary Clinton is fighting for the post of President of USA (which is apparently the position of ultimate world domination), Benazir Bhutto was pretty much in the race and would have been has she not been killed.

What I am although most excited about is the status of Indian politics where our President is Pratibha Patil ( even if merely a puppet figure, she is THE president of India), Congress  Leader is the most visible invisible hand behind the Prime Minister chair. Then the Chief Minister of Delhi is Sheila Dixit, CM of UP is Mayawati and CM of Rajasthan is Vasundhara Raje Schindia. Mamta Bannerjee and Uma Bharti are also very active politically. And who can forget the firebrand Sushma Swaraj? So, it seems to me Indian politics is coming of age slowly, slowly. We are still pretty far from equal participation but I must say that we have always been leaders in this aspect. What with Indira Gandhi being the first woman prime minister and Sarojini Naidu being the Congress party leader long before other countries were even thinking of it. Only Margaret Thatcher came near but she was also a few years late. Anyway, I so wish that there be some other woman Prime Minister in this country but no one seems to be even near it other than Sonia Gandhi who would not take the post.  I am a good candidate though,I think 😛 hahahaha

It all just makes me so happy to think that I was born a woman in independent India at this time and age. Opportunities are endless and calling from all directions. There is so much to do, so much to sow. I better do something in my own way.

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