HOORAY for the first female President!

  • Jessie_Lee

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    Jan 05, 2011 9:38 AM GMT
    Not Sarah Palin. Oh God no.

    I'm talking about Brazil: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2010/12/31/romo.brazil.woman.pres.cnn?iref=allsearch
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    Jan 05, 2011 12:45 PM GMT
    Thats cool, but she's not the first female head of state in South America though... not in most countries in the world actually... the US is a strange anomaly
  • Bunjamon

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    Jan 05, 2011 1:10 PM GMT
    But she is Brazil's first female president.
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    Jan 05, 2011 1:27 PM GMT
    Hooray!
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    Jan 05, 2011 1:29 PM GMT
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_Presidents
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    Jan 05, 2011 1:30 PM GMT
    I was in Chile when Michelle Bachelet was elected President. People were excited and knew how her family was treated under the dictatorships. Other obvious examples: Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merkel, Golda Meir (who I did not see listed in that neat Wiki reference).
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 05, 2011 1:38 PM GMT
    Certainly not even close to the Palin embarassment.... she sounds very interesting. Will be watching to see how she handles herself in a country that is "up and coming" both economically and socially.
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    Jan 05, 2011 1:41 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidCertainly not even close to the Palin embarassment.... she sounds very interesting. Will be watching to see how she handles herself in a country that is "up and coming" both economically and socially.
    Some of you guys are so totally obsessed with Palin. Really amusing how she gets under your skin. And she probably will not be on the Republican ticket, so will you continue to obsess over her, or move on to something else to obsess over?
  • hallyhallo

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    Jan 05, 2011 1:44 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidI was in Chile when Michelle Bachelet was elected President. People were excited and knew how her family was treated under the dictatorships. Other obvious examples: Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merkel, Golda Meir (who I did not see listed in that neat Wiki reference).


    angela merkel is the first female chancellor. Head of state and president is Christian Wulf. No woman has been president so far. But in Germany the president only has representative duties, no actual power...
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    Jan 05, 2011 1:46 PM GMT
    hallyhallo said
    socalfitness saidI was in Chile when Michelle Bachelet was elected President. People were excited and knew how her family was treated under the dictatorships. Other obvious examples: Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merkel, Golda Meir (who I did not see listed in that neat Wiki reference).


    angela merkel is the first female chancellor. Head of state and president is Christian Wulf. No woman has been president so far. But in Germany the president only has representative duties, no actual power...


    Yes and chancellor is like president icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 05, 2011 3:09 PM GMT
    We have had a female in the presidential office since the 1980's (3 seven year terms)

    Next year were hoping to elect a gay independent... the republican party nomination is suspected to go to a guy in a wheel chair

    When we do political polls in work people have frequently commented they prefer the fag over the cripple icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
  • jim_sf

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    Jan 05, 2011 5:36 PM GMT
    Congratulations to President Roussef!

    socalfitness saidOther obvious examples: Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merkel, Golda Meir (who I did not see listed in that neat Wiki reference).


    That's true, and it also doesn't list Indira Gandhi or Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (the openly lesbian Prime Minister of Iceland). However, it looks like that particular Wikipedia page only lists women who served as head of state, rather than women who served as head of government. It's a fine distinction, and in some countries (including the US) the two roles are combined into one position, so it's sometimes confusing. There is another Wikipedia page that lists female heads of government, and Thatcher, Merkel, Meir, Gandi, and Jóhanna are all on there:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_elected_or_appointed_female_heads_of_government
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    Jan 05, 2011 5:44 PM GMT
    jim_stl saidCongratulations to President Roussef!

    socalfitness saidOther obvious examples: Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merkel, Golda Meir (who I did not see listed in that neat Wiki reference).


    That's true, and it also doesn't list Indira Gandhi or Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (the openly lesbian Prime Minister of Iceland). However, it looks like that particular Wikipedia page only lists women who served as head of state, rather than women who served as head of government. It's a fine distinction, and in some countries (including the US) the two roles are combined into one position, so it's sometimes confusing. There is another Wikipedia page that lists female heads of government, and Thatcher, Merkel, Meir, Gandi, and Jóhanna are all on there:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_elected_or_appointed_female_heads_of_government
    Damnit! Ya beat me to it! LOL
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 05, 2011 6:05 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    HndsmKansan saidCertainly not even close to the Palin embarassment.... she sounds very interesting. Will be watching to see how she handles herself in a country that is "up and coming" both economically and socially.
    Some of you guys are so totally obsessed with Palin. Really amusing how she gets under your skin. And she probably will not be on the Republican ticket, so will you continue to obsess over her, or move on to something else to obsess over?



    Are you serious -- should Sarah Palin get on the ticket it could very well push some of these guys right over the edge --- the sky is falling, the sky is falling icon_lol.gif
  • jim_sf

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    Jan 05, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidDamnit! Ya beat me to it! LOL


    icon_biggrin.gif It helps that I've been a Wikipedian for more than seven years.