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    Default 'Women make better politicians than men', says one who should know.

    Women make better politicians than men because they are not prisoners to their libido and testosterone. Who says so - Brian Cowen, Eamonn Gilmore, Enda Kenny? No, it's Christine Lagarde, France's finance minister. Minister Lagarde's right hand man is an Irish woman. Sonia Criseo.

    Mrs Lagarde, said that her 30-year career as a high-flying lawyer and the world's most powerful female finance minister left her convinced that men's sex drive, testosterone and ego made them prone to taking decisions personally and humiliating people.

    Most women in power, on the other hand, were less ruled by their libido and thus able to make more cool-headed judgments, she said.

    "Women inject less libido and less testosterone into the equation.

    "It helps in the sense that we don't necessarily project our own egos into cutting a deal, making our point across, convincing people, reducing them to a partner that has lost in the process,"
    Women make better politicians than men, claims French finance minister - Telegraph

    Is she wrong?
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    Women make better politicians than men because they are not prisoners to their libido and testosterone, according to Christine Lagarde, France's finance minister. Minister Lagarde's right hand man is an Irish woman.



    Women make better politicians than men, claims French finance minister - Telegraph

    Is she wrong?
    tiresomely so. unless Thatcher and Palin are men.

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    She does not sound much like Thatcher or Palin.

    From the link -

    Mrs Lagarde, voted Europe's top finance minister by the Financial Times last year for her handling of the global financial crisis, is renowned for her self-control. The former national synchronised swimming champion gets up at 6am every day for a morning yoga session, and does not drink, smoke or eat meat.

    On her office wall hangs a satirical cartoon of herself dressed in leather cracking a whip to tame wayward bankers.
    "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He3 View Post
    She does not sound much like Thatcher or Palin.

    From the link -

    Mrs Lagarde, voted Europe's top finance minister by the Financial Times last year for her handling of the global financial crisis, is renowned for her self-control. The former national synchronised swimming champion gets up at 6am every day for a morning yoga session, and does not drink, smoke or eat meat.

    On her office wall hangs a satirical cartoon of herself dressed in leather cracking a whip to tame wayward bankers.
    Maybe Sado-masochistic freaks make better ministers.

    Don't have to be women as per the link.

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    Women make better politicians than men because they are not prisoners to their libido and testosterone. Who says so - Brian Cowen, Eamonn Gilmore, Enda Kenny? No, it's Christine Lagarde, France's finance minister. Minister Lagarde's right hand man is an Irish woman.



    Women make better politicians than men, claims French finance minister - Telegraph

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    There is a formula for the natural level of female participation at the higher levels of political life.

    % female standup comedians = % female senior politicians.

    q.e.d.


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    Having skills (i.e. communication, analytical, leadership), intelligence and decision making ability makes a person a better politician. Gender is largely irrelevant as I believe both genders can possess the aforementioned characteristics - although I believe the decision making processes of women are different and they do tend to think long term rather than short term. But then not all women think long term.

    I think it is quite interesting to look at the two most successful female leaders thus far - Thatcher and Merkel. I think it could be argued that both could be said to be masculine rather than feminine in terms of temperament and leadership at least. (Fully expecting some "jokes" on their masculine appearance!) But Palin's not worth looking at to be honest.

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    Male or female - they're all sockpuppets of the real rulers, the ones we dont get to vote for:


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    Mrs Lagarde, said that her 30-year career as a high-flying lawyer and the world's most powerful female finance minister left her convinced that men's sex drive, testosterone and ego made them prone to taking decisions personally and humiliating people.

    Most women in power, on the other hand, were less ruled by their libido and thus able to make more cool-headed judgments, she said.

    "Women inject less libido and less testosterone into the equation.

    "It helps in the sense that we don't necessarily project our own egos into cutting a deal, making our point across, convincing people, reducing them to a partner that has lost in the process,"

    "On her office wall hangs a satirical cartoon of herself dressed in leather cracking a whip to tame wayward bankers."


    So that's all right then.

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    As more and more developers' wives take ownership of assets from their husbands as a way of screwing the taxpayer, it will be interesting to see how much of Lagarde's cool-headed judgement those wives will manage to display.
    Will their egos get in the way as they seek to convince the taxpayer the property is rightfully theirs to keep?
    Or will they allow themselves lose in the process and hand the loot over??

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