Women in politics (Medium)
It is often said that the qualities of empathy and understanding – often associated with women – are most needed in politics today. Yet, while women make up over half the world’s population, only 26 percent of the world’s politicians are women. Why is this? Neil and Beth discuss some of the reasons, and teach you related vocabulary as well.
This week’s question
Britain has had three female prime ministers, all from the Conservative party. First was Margaret Thatcher, who was followed in 2016 by Theresa May, and after that by Liz Truss, who resigned after only a short time in office. But for how long was Liz Truss prime minister?
a) 45 days
b) 1 year and 45 days
c) 2 years and 45 days
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.
hatred of, or prejudice against, women
specially trained or instructed in how to improve at a particular skill
the clothes you are wearing
walk a tightrope
be in a difficult situation that requires careful and considered behaviour
involving several people working together for a particular aim
my way or the highway
(idiom) used as a warning that someone will only accept their own way of doing things
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