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Wives of the world leaders had accompanied their husbands to the G7 Summit, and the pics of them circulating on social media have made many feminists angry.
“Four wives of world leaders – Melania Trump, Brigitte Macron, Małgorzata Tusk and Akie Abe – dressed in a spectrum from white to cream, skirts aflap, were enjoying the sea views at Biarritz during the G7 summit” wrote the Guardian.
The G7 summit is an important meeting where world leaders get together to discuss important issues like increasing the political harmony among nations. Some of the issues discussed this year were giving aid for the Amazon wildfires, making new trade regulations, and limiting the use of nuclear weapons by certain countries
But what about the wives of these political leaders?
There are images circulating of the wives shopping or resting by the pool. One of the shocking images was of the wives with only their backs being captured. How demeaning to the women! Why were the women not given an agenda worthwhile discussing? Why were they being treated as showpieces next to their husbands? Might as well have put dolls instead of bringing actual women.
The world treats these women as first standing by their husbands and then as independent souls who have an intelligent and independent brain of their own.
These women could bring so much intellectual material to discuss to the table. They could talk about social and political issues like how to increase women’s safety in nations, stop child trafficking, foster better relations between communities from varied countries etc.
These women are not just puppets. It is appalling to read about this.
How can our world treat these women as just wives of their famous husbands?
What about the moral, intellectual etc support that they provided to their husbands?
What about the fact that they gave up their high demanding careers so that they could be with their husbands who were contesting to be Presidents?
What about the image that they created of their husbands being gentle and kind and nice to the family?
We just forget all this. It is time we became more aware and started voicing our opinions. We don’t want to be puppets in our homes also. Let’s all take charge.
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