Sunday 25 February 2018

Ladies, get ready to dig deep in your political heels

It's only with more women in politics that we'll get a government that rules on behalf of all, writes Carol Hunt

OMISSION: Rebecca Moynihan was not nominated for election 2011
OMISSION: Rebecca Moynihan was not nominated for election 2011

YOU'D be forgiven for thinking that a report with the title Hard Won and Easily Lost was a commentary on our recently ceded economic sovereignty. "Was it for this etc ... ?" we've all had to listen to day after day since the Germans first landed. And I suspect that I may not be the only one who really isn't that concerned if it's the Belgians, the Brits or the Botswanans who take charge in 2011, as long as they make a better fist of it than the last crowd.

I like my sovereignty as much as the next person, but let's say it's not number one on my New Year's worry list. (It is a very long list, after all -- food and shelter obviously taking precedence, Mr Chopra.)

The real subject of the recent report, Hard Won and Easily Lost (Yale University), is a rather disturbing analysis of women who have managed to break through the proverbial glass ceiling -- only to end up being thrown off the glass cliff.

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