Lessons on Power #9

“Patriarchy doesn’t sleep. Politics are a mirror of our societies. If our societies are patriarchal, so are our politics. Women are judged harshly, given a narrower margin of error and are often not included when late night political deals and strategies are being cut. Another element is how consensual sexual relationship are more likely to cost the woman as opposed to the man. Worst still, sexual harassment in politics isn’t taken seriously. I do recommend that we spend a little more time speaking about sexual harassment and sexual violence within the corridors of political power.” H.E Madame Monica Geingos

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