For 12 years, Angela Merkel has been chancellor of Germany. Has this benefitted women in politics? In a male dominated establishment, the road to the top for women still is not easy. Equality seems to be far from the minds of many male politicians.
The treat of a possible class action lawsuit against Google for systematically paying women less across the board has so far been downplayed by the company. It is also no surprise to many Germans.
A member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party has admitted that it has a problem with sexism. The admission comes after a female politician publicly complained about chauvinistic male behavior behind closed doors.
The crowd at the W20 summit in Berlin was not impressed with the first daughter blaming the media for allegations of sexism on the part of her father. Trump said her father has employed thousands of women over the years.
Recent years saw an upswing in female leaders in the Americas, but the region seems set to return to macho culture after Chile's upcoming election. When Michele Bachelet leaves office, will others fill the void?
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