Women in World Politics

Women in World Politics

Streaming Video - 2012
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It is not so long since women fought for the right to vote-women in Russia were enfranchised in 1917 as a result of the Revolution, in 1918 in Great Britain, and the U.S., Germany, and Sweden soon followed suit. This program begins with suffragette scenes and quickly moves to portray some of the outstanding women politicians of the 20th century: Lady Nancy Astor; Prime Ministers Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka, Indira Gandhi of India, Golda Meir of Israel, Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, and of course Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain; President Corazon Aquino of the Philippines; the wives of politicians who became important political figures in their own right, like Eva Peron, Mao Tse-tung's wife Chiang Ching, and Imelda Marcos; Greek culture minister (and former movie star) Melina Mercouri; and others. Notable as these women are, the question naturally arises why there are so few of them.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1991
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (23 min.) :,sd., b&w & col

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