Backward Nations: US heads the list

BettyJean Kling

Women are 52% of the world’s population and deserve 52% of representation in each boro, town, city, state and in the nation. Indeed worldwide women are the majority and should be equally represented and should be heads of state as often as not. The US lags behind because of it is a backwards 3rd world country in terms of sexism and misogyny.

In this day and age any country where women are not equally represented and when a woman cannot run without being called a Bitch or a Cunt there is rampant sexism and misogyny. When this behavior is tolerated and goes punished there is a double standard that cannot be explained by any other rationale, unless of course the male counterparts are called pricks and bastards. I do not recall our current POTUS, the illegitimate son of a bigamist being called a prick bastard — do you?

Meanwhile, for over a half century worldwide women have held the highest offices in the land but not in the US. Not even close, we still have only 16% representation in the 21st century. When our women do run they are treated worse than criminals and are dragged through the dirt mot able to rely even on their own party for help, indeed it is usually their own party to begin the crucifixion! SHAME!

List of Women Presidents, Prime Ministers and Heads of State 

In order of the year they took office:

Sirimavo Bandaranaike, prime minister of Sri Lanka – 1960, 1970, 1994

Indira Gandhi, prime minister of India – 1966, 1980

Golda Meir, prime minister of Israel – 1969

Isabel Peron, president of Argentina – 1974

Elisabeth Domitien, prime minister of Central African Republic – 1975

Margaret Thatcher, prime minister of Great Britain – 1979

Maria da Lourdes Pintasilgo, prime minister of Portugal – 1979

Lidia Gueiler Tejada, prime minister of Bolivia – 1979

Dame Eugenia Charles, prime minister of Dominica – 1980

Vigdis Finnbogadottir, president of Iceland – 1980

Gro Harlem Brundtland, prime minister of Norway – 1981, 1986, 1990

Milka Planinc, federal prime minister of Yugoslavia – 1982

Agatha Barbara, president of Malta – 1982

Maria Liberia-Peters, prime minister of Netherlands Antilles – 1984, 1988

Carmen Pereira, acting president of Guinea Bissau – 1984

Corazon Aquino, president of Philippines – 1986

Benazir Bhutto, prime minister of Pakistan – 1988, 1993

Kazimiera Danuta Prunskiene, prime minister of Lithuania – 1990

Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, prime minister of Nicaragua – 1990

Mary Robinson, president of Ireland – 1990

Ertha Pascal Trouillot, interim president of Haiti – 1990

Sabine Bergmann-Pohl, president of German Democratic Republic – 1990

Khaleda Zia, prime minister of Bangladesh – 1991, 2001

Edith Cresson, prime minister of France – 1991

Hanna Suchocka, prime minister of Poland – 1992

Kim Campbell, prime minister of Canada – 1993

Sylvie Kinigi, prime minister of Burundi – 1993

Agathe Uwilingiyimana, prime minister of Rwanda – 1993

Susanne Camelia-Romer, prime minister of Netherlands Antilles – 1993, 1998

Tansu Ciller, prime minister of Turkey – 1993

Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, president of Sri Lanka – 1994

Reneta Indzhova, interim prime minister of Bulgaria – 1994

Claudette Werleigh, prime minister of Haiti – 1995

Sheikh Hasina Wajed, prime minister of Bangladesh – 1996

Mary McAleese, president of Ireland – 1997

Pamela Gordon, premier of Bermuda – 1997

Janet Jagan, prime minister of Guyana – 1997

Jenny Shipley, prime minister of New Zealand – 1997

Ruth Dreifuss, president of Switzerland – 1999

Jennifer M. Smith, prime minister of Bermuda – 1998

Nyam-Osoriyn Tuyaa, acting prime minister of Mongolia – 1999

Helen Clark, prime minister of New Zealand – 1999

Mireya Moscoso, president of Panama – 1999

Vaira Vike-Freiberga, president of Latvia – 1999

Tarja Halonen, president of Finland – 2000

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, president of the Philippines – 2001

Mame Madior Boye, prime minister of Senegal – 2001

Megawati Sukarnoputri, president of Indonesia – 2001

Maria das Neves, Prime Minster of Sao Tome and Principe – 2002

Beatriz Merino, prime minister of Peru – 2003

Luisa Diogo, prime minister of Mozambique – 2004

Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany – 2005

Yulia Tymoshenko, prime minister of Ukraine – 2005

Michelle Bachelet, president of Chile – 2006

Micheline Calmy-Rey, president of Switzerland – 2006

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, president of Liberia – 2006

Han Myung-sook, prime minister of South Korea – 2006

Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica – 2006

Pratibha Devisingh Patil, president of India – 2007

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, president of Argentina – 2007

Borjana Kristo, president of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzogovina – 2007

Zinaida Greceanii – prime minister of Moldova, 2008

Dalia Grybauskaite – president of Lithuania, 2009

Laura Chinchilla – president of Costa Rica, 2010

Kamla Persad Bissessar – prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, 2010

Julia Gillard – prime minister of Australia, 2010


8 Responses

  1. The world needs more women Presidents/Primeministers to govern the world to keep it safe,securecd,prosperous,peaceful and sustainable.
    Prof.Fani Bhusan Das

  2. United States of America 2008
    Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton receives 18 million votes
    in the Democratic Presidential Primary election,
    300,000 more popular votes than candidate Barack
    H Obama….Democratic Party ignores the votes and
    Nominates BHO who is then elected President in
    2008…. Political Party’s not “ready” for woman
    President…but it seems WE the People were and
    Are…maybe 2012….WE the People will be heard.

  3. I definitely agree with you, BJ, and it IS a shame that the United States should be behind in this area. As we know, Hillary would have been president now if Obama and the DNC had not stolen the nomination from her in 2008. For that reason alone, not to mention Obama’s destructive idea of governing, I am afraid I will fear ever voting for another Democrat ever again!!!

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  6. I agree..we must never forget the fact that had the
    Democratic party not ignored the will of WE the people
    the President of this country would be Hillary Clinton.

    The Democratic party gave us not the candidate who
    won the mandate of the Democratic voters But
    the candidate who was selected by the Democratic
    Party “leaders”.
    A candidate who was unqualified and
    inexperienced to be POTUS.

    The Democratic party began its slow painful death when they ignored the voters of the Democratic party and while their selected nominee did win the general election because of the voters of party loyalty.

    Obamas plummeting support is directly related to his inability to lead this country, his inability to lead is directly related to the fact that the Democratic party selected the inexperienced and unqualified candidate.
    Obamas plummeting support of party loyalists who elected him POTUS, for no other reason than he was the D party “nominee” on the general election ballot is proof positive
    that the Democratic “nominee” never had the mandate of the democratic voters.

    Those responsible for the death of the Democratic party are not those of us who yelled FRAUD but those who yelled Racists, bitter sore losers.
    Those responsible for the decline of this country are not those of us who yelled inexperienced and unqualified but those who yelled Racist, bitter sore losers.

    We are however responsible as Americans and once again not as party loyalists to move this country forward to ensure that those who are responsible are not re elected
    and never again allow the D or the R determine the POTUS for we see how ignorant that is.
    We the People determine qualified and experienced..NOT a political party.

  7. The United States is so far behind. Other countries have been electing women as leaders since the 60s. Sad!

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