“When you are a woman in authority, they say you are hard, dry and insensitive, while a man in the same position is strong, firm and charming. One day, after tiring of hearing how tough I was, I said [sarcastically] that yes, that’s right, I am a hard woman surrounded by sweet men; all of them so sweet.”
- Dilma Rousseff - 36th President of Brazil from 2011 to August 2016.
Quoted in Financial Times print edition December 10, 2016 "Spectrum | Women of 2016."
Photo credit: By Roberto Stuckert Filho/Presidência da República (Agência Brasil) [CC BY 3.0 br (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/br/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons
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