Okay, I have to admit, when I saw this picture, my first thought was that I agreed with whatever these women were saying. Cause they’re cute (especially the angry one on the right) and in the cold and topless.
But then I read on and it turns out that I do actually agree with what they’re saying.
If you’re not familiar with Davos, it’s the location of the annual World Economic Forum, where a bunch of incredibly wealthy and powerful smarty pants get together to talk about what they have identified as the most pressing issues in the world and how to address them.
From the Telegraph:
Police in the Swiss resort of Davos quickly arrested the three topless women demonstrators near the heavily guarded grounds of the World Economic Forum (WEF) as they repeatedly chanted, "Poor because of you!".
"In this building now there are a lot of men but only a few women, the same way as in each parliament and in each congress," protester Inna Shevchenko told reporters on her way to the venue where business and world leaders gathered for the 42nd annual WEF meeting.
She’s got a point. In the U.S., women are not only under-represented in the top 1%, but we’re also under-represented in government and the executive suites of corporations. I wonder how things might be different if there were more women driving these businesses and participating in making the decisions of government.
Of course, there are many different flavors and perspectives amongst women, ie: me and Sarah Palin. But I do think that we come to the table with some different perspectives and that’s always a good thing (although scary to those currently at the table).
Full video at the Telegraph site if you want to see them in action.