This is not a particularly new story, the “women have a harder time in (fill in the blank) industry” than men. No, issues of sexism and misogyny in the workplace are, frankly, weary memes that have been with us since time immemorial, but they do have a unique translation for women in politics. Particularly since “women in politics,” at least this country, is a relatively new phenomenon (don’t get me started on ancient matriarchal cultures), which allows for old behavioral habits to rule the roost, so to speak, at least until someone shuts that whole thing down.
This is a particularly salient issue at the moment because the Women In the World Summit is going on right now, and the issues women deal with, in every industry, in every part of the world, are at the top of the agenda of featured speakers such as Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Tina Brown and other female notables. Clinton’s speech, as a matter of fact, focused on the topic of Women’s Rights Are a National Security Issue.