With the threat of right-wing extremism accelerating due to the pandemic, understanding the gendered element of the threat is essential countering radicalisation. Misogynist rhetoric is not only pushing men to the far right, but women too.
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It has been a month since the international community began watching in shock and horror as the democratically elected head of Myanmar was deposed from power, with the military installed in her place. However, this is not the first military coup or civilian protest that has taken place in Myanmar.
Of the thirteen women who have headed their government or state in Asia, only one has no traceable connection to a notable political dynasty. While female leadership is progressive on their surface, Asian countries must make significant strides to reap the manifold benefits of female-led societies.