Fifty-five years after The Feminine Mystique, we still see leadership as primarily male

The Ontario Progressive Conservatives elected their 26th consecutive male leader recently. Call them consistent. Or conservative. Fifteen of the 16 party presidents have also been male. Welcome to the 19th century.

Perhaps it’s misogyny. Or myopia. There has been some movement: Christine Elliott actually drew the most votes this time, so the party was open to a female leader, except its electoral system – designed to recognize the importance of the party’s rural roots – denied her victory. Just like Hillary Clinton.

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