As a follow-up to our exhibit in February “Romancing True Power: D20” (and as a shout out to Women’s History Month) Milano students Tolani Elumade, Jansyn Thaw, and Yiqing Wang organized “Cherchez la Femme,” a conversation about powerful female political leaders around the world.
First Lady, Trophy Wife, the Mrs. –these are labels that may come to mind when thinking about women connected to powerful political leaders. But the women discussed in “Cherchez La Femme” were powerful women in their own right, each a force to be reckoned with in the male dominated world of politics. As contradictions to traditional female roles, the women featured in the conversation stood as dynamic examples of feminism, female agency, and #dickpower.
Or not. We’ll let you be the judge.
We would like to thank our Associate Dean, Nina Khrushcheva and Professor Yasmine Ergas of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University for leading the conversation.
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