Tuesday, 1 November 2011

One of these things is not like the other...


Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP
These two pictures of the spouses of the CHOGM leaders (top) and the leaders themselves (bottom) are from The Age last Saturday. A remarkably graphic visual representation of the gender imbalance in world politics (or indeed, leadership...full stop), they illustrate something else.

 As a group, and compared to the spouses, don't the leaders look dull, unimaginative and the epitome of conformity? Amid the exotic background of the other spouses, our First Bloke,Tim Mathieson is positively beaming. I'd say the top group had a lot more fun in Perth than the bottom one!