Outside the backward USA, the Western world is improving. Merkel, Ardern, Jakobsdottir, Solberg, and Frederiksen have all taken office and ruled with barely a murmur from the geriatric brain-dead white males who 40 years ago dominated Western political culture. The USA is so dysfunctional and so stuck in 1870s Victorian modes of thinking that improvement happens over many decades. It’s sad, but at least gender rights have improved hugely over the last 20 years and on the coasts people aren’t in general as backward as in the rest of the nation.

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