We have had Premier Carmen Lawrence in Western Australia, although not elected. We have had Premier Joan Kirner in Victoria, again not elected. We have Anna Bligh in Queensland, but she was not elected either, as yet. Then there was Northern Territory's Chief Minister, Clare Martin and she seems to be the sole female head of a state or territory who has been elected.
Now we have a Governor General, the Queen's representative in Australia, who is a woman, but then she was not elected either, rather appointed. That's they way things go when you deal with royalty.
So welcome to the new job Ms Quentin Bryce. Lucky it is not a taxing job and being a woman, you will be quite good at opening fetes and chatting to school children. I think the days where you might have to sack a Prime Minister have passed, so long as our Kev can stay out of strip clubs.
We have some fine example of female politicians around the world, such as Maggie Thatcher. She may be a little doolally now, but we won't forget her kindly and caring disposition. Then there were all those other ones, such as Golda Mier, Indira Ghandi, Benazir Bhutto all peace makers and all turned their coutries around. The results are there for all to see. You just need to look in the right place.
Of course, who in Australia could not have heard of Sarah Palin, running mate for the Republican Party in the US? According to a US vox pops last night, oddly many Americans haven't seemed to have heard of her.
When Barak was put foward, I thought he might make the upcoming US elections a bit more interesting and add a bit of colour. But the Republican Party has wiped camera lens with colour. Do you think it will be days or weeks before the shooting star Sarah Palin explodes and then falls to earth dead?
Psst, just off the ticker tape, NSW may well have a female Premier in the near future.......again unelected.
Now I get it, male pollies pop a female into leadership roles when the party is on the nose with voters.
If you want my mysoginistic opinion, women, don't put up with this crap treatment.