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Gender bender

Hillary Clinton says this is the best time in history to be a woman. Well, she should know, being one of the most powerful women in the world.

india Updated: Jul 22, 2009 23:23 IST

Hillary Clinton says this is the best time in history to be a woman. Well, she should know, being one of the most powerful women in the world.

Yes, but the poor thing, ended up as the bridesmaid, not the bride with Barack taking the top honours and kipping down in the White House.

But look at our own examples in India, women in all the top slots. I think the femillennium is upon us.

You know, come to think of it, we are the leaders in most issues relating to women. It didn’t strike me until now, really.

Oh, I’m glad you have acknowledged at least one proposition of mine.

When it comes to maternal mortality, crimes against women, in fact, eliminating women who are still unborn, we sure cut a swathe on the international scene.

I should have known that you would see the dark side of things. Anyway, I am sure that Hillary was largely referring to women in her own country.

Where she had to have a cookie baking contest with her rival Barbara Bush when her husband ran for president. She showed what she was made of when she won hands down. Oh, and allowed her husband to empower women in the White House, albeit in slightly unorthodox ways.

Well, women hold up half the world as far as I am concerned.

And get half the credit they should.

Do say: Let’s set the gender agenda

Don’t say: We’re a gender-neutral society