Across the world, 2016 was a disappointing year for women in politics. Hillary Clinton and Keiko Fujimori of Peru lost extremely contentious presidential elections. Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff and South Korea’s Park Geun-hye were forced from power by corruption scandals and massive political protests. In fact, there are now half as many women holding the highest political office in their country (nine) as there were in the spring of 2014 (18). Within only a few years, the number of female leaders has fallen to what it was in 2009.
What’s driving this trend? There are numerous causes, but one potential factor is that the successes of anti-establishment political outsiders are coming at the expense of female candidates and women-led political parties.… Seguir leyendo »