I was reading the International Herald Tribune the other day and the photo on the front page really struck me. It was the photo of Carme Charcon, the new Spanish Defense Minister, inspecting her troops. That in itself is not really that remarkable, but what is remarkable is that she is 7 months pregnant!
I really can’t decide what my opinion on the matter is. On the one hand, I love the idea of women holding powerful positions in the government, and Carme Charcon sounds like a very capable person to spearhead a defense ministry. She is described as the rising star of the Spanish Socialist Party and has been involved in politics on a national level for years. On the other hand, I have a one-week-old baby and I can tell you that there is no way that I am capable of making any major decisions, let alone making calls about the defense of a country.
I would love to hear what other people think…
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