women world leaders

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir (b. 1930) was the first and only female president of Iceland, and the first democratically elected female President in the world. With sixteen years as president, from 1980 to 1996, she is also the longest-serving elected female head of state.

Her presidency was the culmination of significant efforts to improve women’s rights in the country, and was influenced by the 1975 general strike, when 90% of Iceland’s women refused to work. She was so popular she was re-elected three times. She is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and the founder of the Council of Women World Leaders.

When my friends ask what’s so great about ATLA/LOK

And I’m just like 

  1. badass tomboys
  2. badass girly girls
  3. badass women of color
  4. badass women with disabilities
  5. badass older women
  6. badass young women
  7. badass single women
  8. badass married women
  9. badass wealthy women
  10. badass working class women
  11. badass women as heroes
  12. badass women as villains
  13. badass women as world leaders
  14. badass mothers
  15. badass grandmothers







Seriously, the female representation in this universe is better than anything else currently on TV, animated or otherwise.

Don’t even get me started on the martial arts


“Enemies are never a problem. It’s your friends you have to watch out for.“


Repose en paix, Eleanor of Aquitaine.  One of the most powerful women leaders this world has ever known, Eleanor was the descendant, spouse, and ancestor of royalty–daughter of William X, wife of Louis VII of France and then Henry II of England, mother of Richard the Lionheart and King John–in addition to her responsibilities as Duchess of Aquitaine, leader of the Second Crusade, patroness of the arts, and regent queen of England while Richard was off gallivanting around the continent (and beyond).  She died on this date in 1204 at the reputed age of 82, but her name still summons images of both courtly love and rampaging Amazons–no small feat, but then, she was no small woman.

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17 countries that have beat America to electing a female leader

The U.S may have grown accustomed to having predominately male leaders, but on an international scale, we’re not like many of our peers. Though women make up approximately half of the U.S.’s population, they hold fewer than 20% of legislative seats. And out of 44 presidents, not one has been female.

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That’s right — a mere 17% of the attendees of the World Economic Forum’s 2015 meeting in Davos, Switzerland, are women. Apparently, less than one-fifth of the 2,600 most powerful people from 140 countries chosen to determine the four key themes of the global economy — growth and stability, crisis and cooperation, society and security, and innovation and industry — will represent a group that composes more than half of the world’s population. While celebrities like Pharrell Williams, will.i.am and chef Yotam Ottolenghi are reportedly essential enough to make the guest list, countless women didn’t make the cut.

To all the idiots who think women wouldn’t make good world leaders because we’re too emotional I’ll have you know if you name a woman that you find very emotionally unstable while she’s on her period I promise you I can name a man who is more emotionally unstable almost every week of the month. Because men are emotionally unstable humans. You’re just taught to hide it better than women are and think with your dicks because you were told as boys that it’s “manly” and that showing emotion is “weak” and “gay”. Women have to be strong 24/7 because of the constant ridicule we face from men and society. Even if a woman was a leader of a country and was emotional while on her period she wouldn’t be able to snap her fingers and send the troops to battle. And neither can men. It has to go through other branches of the country’s government first. Plus when women are on their period all we really want to do is cuddle with someone or something, eat comfort food, and watch movies. Not destroy a country. The only time we really feel like destroying things is when sexist assholes say we wouldn’t be good at something for the sole purpose that we’re women. Because guess what? Women already are leaders. Women are the mothers of this country. Literally. Would you go up to your mother and tell her she wouldn’t be a good leader because she’s too emotionally unstable? People always say to respect your women. So give us the respect we have well earned by now. Instead of saying women shouldn’t be world leaders because of “our emotions”, find a better reason. Or better yet, just admit that you’re scared. It’s 20fucking14.