Women leaders get boot for corruption while men skate

If you want to fight corruption, elect a woman to office. Then everyone will decide that corruption is utterly intolerable and fight it until the bitter end.

Curiously, when men are in power, people find corruption much easier to tolerate.

Consider recent events in South Korea and Brazil, two countries where the first women ever elected president also became the first ever to be impeached and removed from office.

In fact, think also about the United States, and how Donald Trump, a candidate with a grimy ethical track record, was able to paint his rival, the first woman to lead a major party ticket, as the corrupt one.

Friday, South Korea’s Constitutional Court formally removed President Park Geun-hye from her post, saying she had “betrayed the trust of the people.” Her presidency, the court said, “cannot be tolerated for the sake of protecting the constitution.”

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Source By http://edition.cnn.com

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