Italy’s new PM busts a myth about ‘caring’ women leaders

Italy’s general election will likely result in its first woman PM. And she shows no sign of wanting to remake the country’s politics in the emollient and nurturing fashion we are supposed to expect of a woman.
Giorgia Meloni, a pint-sized, 45-year-old set to lead Italy’s most right-wing government since Mussolini’s underlines an unpleasant reality. Despite stereotypical expectations that they are more moderate, compassionate and sensitive, women politicians often speak much the same language as men.

Originally published at https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com.

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Rashmee Roshan Lall

Rashmee Roshan Lall

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PhD. Journalism by trade & inclination. Writer. My novel 'Pomegranate Peace' is about my year in Afghanistan. I teach journalism at university