"New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was “wearing a cream headscarf” a.k.a. a hijab when she greeted Prince William this week. ['You showed how to respond to hate - with love': Prince William gives stirring speech at Christchurch mosque where 42 were killed - as he tells survivors 'we must unite' to fight terrorism, by Ben Hill, Dailymail.co,uk., April 25, 2019]Her notoriously emotional reaction to the Mosque massacre is an extreme example, but there is little question that female involvement alters the nature of politics.

It is perhaps unsurprising, then, that a recent study by Georgetown University has found a significant number of people still believe that women shouldn’t hold high political office. [May the Best Woman Win?,by Anthony P. Carnevale et al., Georgetown University, 2019 (PDF)] Could they be right?

. . . Needless to say, the Main Stream Media is aghast that anybody could still think such unthinkable thoughts in the Current Year. For example: “Are women ‘too emotional’ for public office? Even after Trump, some people believe that”, by Amanda Marcotte, Salon, April 16, 2019]. Having led with this obviously fallacious “appeal to anecdote” and “faulty generalization” in which a sample of one undermines a robust stereotype,Marcotte writes . . .

It is a simple fact that females are more “emotionally unstable” than males. Psychological analyses all agree that by the time females reach adulthood, they are significantly higher in the personality trait “Neuroticism” than are males of the same age. [See Age differences in personality traits from 10 to 65: Big Five domains and facets in a large cross-sectional sample, by C. Soto et al., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,2011]." Full article: