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Huffington Post made an attempt to list some of the "amazing" things about the first ever woman Prime Minister of Denmark, but instead wound up with a list of every double standard that women politicians face ever. Whoopsie! Let's take a look at where they went wrong, which is basically everywhere.

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I'm not precisely sure what they mean here. If it's Yay! Cool! Women in office!, then that's nice. If it's more along the lines of What? A woman somehow made her way here?, then that's lame. But since it's unclear, I'll give them a pass here.

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Oh. It's AMAZING that she's attractive, is it? Why might one ever be amazed by such a thing? And why hasn't one ever seen an article about David Cameron being amazing because he's such a steaming hunk-o-love? One can't even right now.

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Sure, it is pretty cool that she's a powerful woman. But again, I say to you: Have we ever read an article that is amazed because a male Prime Minister is powerful?

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Uh, I think we're kinda playing fast and loose with the term "amazing" here. Us Magazine's segment is Stars--They're Just Like Us! and not Stars--THEY'RE AMAZING for a reason. But this is one of their less egregious points on the list, so I'll give this another pass.

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And I care...why?? I mean, I care approximately just as much as I care about any other Prime Ministers' partner. Which is not at all, and thank goodness, because I never have to read about it.

Also: Why are woman politicians always framed as the spouses of *insert brodudeguy's name here*? Was anyone ever like "Yo, that George Bush is hella cool 'cause he's married to Laura."

Also also: Why is it cool that she is married to the son of a political figure? SHE IS A POLITICAL FIGURE HERSELF. LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT INSTEAD.

In conclusion, y'all...you'd think a list of reasons why a Prime Minister is amazing would include at least one accomplishment or statement of substance. Like, for instance, that Helle Thorning-Schimidt is the first-ever-effing female Prime Minister of Denmark. Or, y'know, that she's a woman who's got a nice face and takes pictures of things and is married to a person. That's amaaazing too.


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