Bonus episode: Femininity and Power

When you see the countries that have been run by women, they’re not necessarily the Anglo-Saxon countries.
— Avivah Wittenberg-Cox
 Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

I do think Latin countries have a different attitude to women in power.

In this extra episode we're back with Avivah Wittenberg-Cox. She's fresh from 30 years of living in France, and a keen observer of how gender plays out all over the world. "Anglo-Saxon cultures do not like, embrace, or value femininity," she says. She believes Latin cultures are far more female-friendly - that a woman can be as feminine as she likes and still hold power without the blowback she'd get in a country like the US. 

There's a lot to think about in this 9-minute episode. You can also read a transcript of the show.

Further reading: From The Economist, a piece on violence against women in Latin America. 

From UN Women - Fighting Femicide in Latin America.

Catherine Deneuve and Others Denounce #MeToo Movement, via the New York Times.