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The Chinese have colourful experience with powerful women. And indeed, successful Western female chiefs tend to be Iron Ladies. On a scrupulous level, the misogynous presumption of snootiness, bitchiness (rather than motherly attention) of women in power still has to be disproved.

Here is what Queen Victoria wrote in 1870:

... this mad, wicked folly of `Woman's Rights,' with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feeling and propriety.  Lady -- ­ought to get a good whipping.  It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.  God created men and women different -- ­then let them remain each in their own position
by das monde on Thu Jun 9th, 2016 at 09:36:39 PM EST
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