Yesterday’s news of TIME’s pick for “person of the year” pretty much dotted the [I]s and crossed the [T]s. Readers voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton mirroring the popular vote in the election. Editors, who actually make the selection, opted for the runner-up. The message could not be clearer. No matter how popular she is, no matter how many people actually voted for her in any context, that glass ceiling was fortified with steel filament. Hillary Clinton was never going to be president. How foolish of us to have entertained that frivolous dream.
Americans, and in fact the international community, have long questioned why the United States has not yet had a woman president when so many other countries have elected women to top leadership positions. It is a good question, however, news of the week brings echoes of how those women actually fared in those roles.
1. No one…
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