Can women save the world?

In figures like Jacinda Ardern and Nancy Pelosi, we are finally seeing what it looks like when women stop trying to lead like men

It has been another bad inning for male leadership. Besides the hourly flatulence of Trumpian twitterings and the addition of Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro to the confederacy of bullyboy power, we have been treated to a second wave of masculine mayhem.

The reputations of the Patriots owner Robert Kraft, R. Kelly, the philanthropist Michael Steinhardt and even the sainted co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Centre, Mr Morris Dees, are the latest to circle the drain. As Harvard's Dr Cornel West recently observed to CNN's Anderson Coop: "The brothers are just out of control."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2019, with the headline 'Can women save the world?'. Print Edition | Subscribe