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Breaking the Narrative Episode 30: Hail to the Chief. Top 10 Democratically Elected Female Government Heads!

Hey there everyone, sorry this is posted a little late, I had some family issues to deal with this past week but I should be back on schedule after this week.  This time around we are working towards Inauguration Day for God Emperor Trump: The Ultimate Triggering. As such I feel its appropriate to rub some of the ample salt just oozing all over the place for some reason in a few wounds. We are doing this through naming the top ten female heads of state or government from across the globe. These aren’t necessarily great governesses per se, but they are still better liked than Hillary Clinton. The requirements I’ve put down for this list are as follows:

-The country they are from must have regular democratic elections

-They must have at least lasted longer than a standard US Presidential term.

This may not seem like much but trust me, its gonna get interesting. I even have a good two half one on this list because  of the situation. With all this in mind Lets Hammer This In!

Shiekh Hasina/Khaleda Zia (Bangladesh): Starting us off is that aforementioned two-half. This is because these two women have quite a rivalry.  Hasina is currently on her third term as the incumbent Prime Minister of Bangladesh in which she was put in an opposition period for 7 years due to the other in this entry: Zia, her political rival in multiple ways, including an attempted assassination on Hasina along with criminal corruption charges. Zia, who also served three terms, is controversial due to her birthday being on a day of mourning for her rival’s family, August 15th. However the validity of this date is suspect to many different sources. However both women have been major players in Bangladeshi politics for the past three decades. They fight bitterly on a regular basis and make a very dramatic show of their power, though both seem to care deep down  for the working class in their country. It’s quite respectable to be fair to them, even if their rivalry mirrors the Hatfields and McCoys.

Maria Corazon Aquino (Philippines): For our next entry we have the first female president in any Asian country. This Filipina politician was the 11th President of the Philippines between February of 1986 and June of 1992. She took power after being the most prominent figure of the People Power Revolution of 1986 that toppled the 21 year long dictatorial rule of Ferdinand E. Marcos, returning the rule of democracy to the Philippines. She was even named Woman of the Year in Time magazine for the same year.  Her rise to prominence followed the unfortunate assassination of her husband just three years earlier, as well as returning from exile. Her actions even led to an economic boom for the reformed country overall due to making a socially responsible economy. The end of her term was not so much about being voted out. Despite several coup attempts by radical minority groups, she stepped down herself, staying vocal for the remainder of her life.

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (Philippines): Continuing with the Philippines we have Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the 14th President of the Philippines. Starting out as a Vice President for the three years before her reign as the country’s second female president after Aquino she was a former professor of economics. A position where she ended up teaching her own successor and son of her predecessor Benigno Aquino III. Her claim to long standing power stems from her having overthrown her predecessor who succeeded Corazon by exposing his innate corruption. However the end of her career wasn’t as gracious as Aquino’s, she was arrested formally a year after shifting to House of Representatives of the Philippines under charges of electoral sabotage and fraud.  She was acquitted by their Supreme Court in 2016 but it has yet to be seen what this means for her politically.

Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (Ceylon/Sri Lanka): Staying on the theme of Asian island states we go to Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon. Kumaratunga is an example in this list in which we have a sort of political dynasty that was democratically chosen. Her father Solomon being Prime Minister and her grandfather Solomon Dias being a chief representative and advisor to the former British governorship of the island nation. Having married a  Sri Lankan film start and politician to get the name she entered office under. Her evidence of strength though is with her right eye, this being essentially an image of how far she will go for her constituency as she survived an assassination attempt that had robbed her of such sight. She left active politics in 2005 to work more with the Clinton Global Initiative. Remember not all of these people are positive people, simply strong female leaders that were democratically elected. As of 2014 she returned to active politics to help influence her country more towards a globalist view. Ironic since her husband was killed by an extreme Marxist.

Eugenia Charles (Dominica): Perhaps the most embattled leader on this list, Dame Charles came to power after learning at University of Toronto (but we won’t hold that against her) and the London School of Economics. Becoming a lawyer and returning to her homeland to work towards Dominican independence from Britain. Which achieving said independence led to her election as Prime Minister. From this point she then survived two attempted coup d’etats, an attack from the Klu Klux Klan of all people, and taking part in the appeal to the United States for the Invasion of Grenada. She has even been seen in connection with one of the later leaders on this list. She fought relentlessly against all forms of corruption and individual freedoms though she made clearly the decision to step down during her third term to prevent herself from eventually being corrupted by her own power. Certainly someone to model after. She died of natural causes at the ripe age of 86 in 2005.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia): The second woman on our list that is still in active office, Sirleaf’s tenure in Liberia as president is now entering its 11th year.  She left her husband after having four sons with him after he had become genuinely abusive and didn’t look back. After impressively raising them up to be fairly decent people as a homemaker she proceeded to further her education in economics and worked for both World Bank and Citibank before returning to Liberia after the second Liberian Civil War. Voted in to become the head of what was then a provisional government she did so much that even though she stated she would only serve one term the people had convinced her to turn back on this promise and follow the will of the people. An action that her opposition criticizes her for to this day. Though because of her achievements in rebuilding her country she was given the Nobel Peace Prize due to her policies of bringing her country together under her Unity party’s mandate. Breaking promises aside you really could do worse for a female leader as you will see later on in this list.

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir (Iceland): Perhaps one of the better women on this list Madame Finnbogadottir is one of the few on this list who formally and willingly retired from her position. Working since her retirement  on both artistic and linguistic endeavors. She is THE first democratically elected female president. On top of that her history has been long tied to more reputable women’s movements in Iceland with the intent on not exactly ‘more rights’ as much as it has been ‘more recognition’. She also fought strongly to preserve Icelandic culture and language as well as genuine peace on our planet. Now feminists, if you want to know what a real women’s rights activist looks like, here ya go. Get to studying!

Angela Merkel (Germany):The third woman on this list that is still currently in power, Merkel gained her seat back in 2005 and has had dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin since 2002. Albeit not positive ones, she has always seen Putin as a threat and has constantly pushed for a multicultural policy oftentimes at the cost of German culture. Her own refugee policy as Chancellor has led whole-heartedly to the recent migrant crisis and outbreak of terrorism across the continent of Europe. A major backer of the European Union she most recently has been criticized for her views and how they have harmed the German people.Its not hard to find examples in the news or even things we’ve covered. By the way, her policies were what Clinton was going to enact so you can look at how things are going there and see just how things were going to end up being.

Margaret Thatcher (England): Perhaps the most famous on this entire list, the Baroness Thatcher (Yes that was her official title during and after her time as Prime Minister) spent a lot of her time working with Ronald Reagan to not only further solidify US and British relations but worked hard to help end the Cold War with Russia during her 11 years in office. Dubbed the “Iron Lady” by the Soviet government she verbally wailed on them for their attempts at ‘world domination’.  The term soon being adopted as a sign of strong-willed female politicians as a whole. Next to Queen Elizabeth she has been seen as the noble face of Britain in the world during the 80’s.

I think with a lot of these leaders you may have noticed a theme. They aren’t all the best women, they have their flaws however they have the highest chair in their respective countries for a distinct amount of time. Yet because America hasn’t had a female lead executive ‘equality’ hasn’t been achieved?  What this tells me is that overall feminists don’t care at all what happens in the bulk of the world.  They just want the most powerful seats on this planet for themselves. Last I checked that a defining trait of a supremacy movement, not an equality or equity movement. You don’t see any of us in the MRM bugging for the highest seats in the land. We just ask for someone to listen to the plight of men. Now what this should tell you is as follows, despite these women’s flaws they each gained the highest power in their respective countries for significant levels of time. Hillary Clinton however had absolutely no chance despite her tactics. Pro tip, next time you want a woman president, put someone who isn’t a vile warmonger, it might help. Enough of this type of fun, next time I’m going to touch upon something I’ve been noticing pop up again lately. Until then please remember to Game Freely!

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A student of Fine Arts and Japanese culture of six years at Murray State University. Having never graduated due to difficulties with a specific teacher has gained a unique perspective upon the issues being faced by men and boys. A father of a young boy and loving husband.
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A student of Fine Arts and Japanese culture of six years at Murray State University. Having never graduated due to difficulties with a specific teacher has gained a unique perspective upon the issues being faced by men and boys. A father of a young boy and loving husband.

  • Viper

    A minor correction – Denis Thatcher was not made a baronet until after his wife left office.

    • Anime-Mun

      I don’t remember mentioning Denis Thatcher once in this entire piece. Margaret Thatcher sure, and I mentioned that she gained the title Baroness during her tenure as Prime Minister for her service. I don’t even think I hinted that they had such a title beforehand. Besides, this is supposed to be a list of democratically elected heads of state, not a nod at their spouses unless they were relevant to their coming to power.

      • Viper

        Margaret Thatcher had the title of Baroness because she was married to a Baronet and this did not happen until after she left office.

        • Anime-Mun

          Well, then that is a misreading on my part. Thank you, I’m glad to finally get some good criticism to fix some things here.