Did Emmanuel Macron try to copy Justin Trudeau with his carefully balanced cabinet?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 20, 2017


There were echoes of Canada’s prime minister in the cabinet announced by France’s new president Emmanuel Macron. Both have paid a lot of attention to the symbolic worth of their picks. For Mr Macron, it was about gender equality and career vs rookie politicians. He also had to balance right vs left in the cabinet. … Continue reading “Did Emmanuel Macron try to copy Justin Trudeau with his carefully balanced cabinet?”

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Can you believe Tina Brown said Hillary’s wardrobe puts off voters?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 11, 2016


  Get this. The world still talks about a politician’s wardrobe if that leader happens to be a woman. Can you believe that Tina Brown, former Vanity Fair editor, offered this extraordinary political insight into why millennials didn’t seem overly fond of Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton: It may have something to do with her … Continue reading “Can you believe Tina Brown said Hillary’s wardrobe puts off voters?”

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Nonsense, Hillary Clinton’s likeability gap isn’t a sign of mass misogyny

by Rashmee

Posted on October 13, 2015


The things that politicians do, to convince people they’re nice. Really nice. Inside. Consider Hillary Clinton. She recently appeared in a Saturday Night Live skit as a bartender, dispensing drinks and mindless chatter to a fake version of herself (played by Kate McKinnon). Mrs Clinton and her team seem to have identified the likeability gap as crucial … Continue reading “Nonsense, Hillary Clinton’s likeability gap isn’t a sign of mass misogyny”

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Women may have an Equality Day but being equal is still an aspiration

by Rashmee

Posted on September 26, 2015


America marked women’s equality day exactly a month ago. Not women’s day, please note, but an entirely different, more limited celebration. Basically, Women’s Equality Day marks suffragette success in getting the vote for women 95 years ago (the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920). Women’s equality, however, is still only an aspiration. The US Constitution … Continue reading “Women may have an Equality Day but being equal is still an aspiration”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK