Philippines gets first ever lady Chief Justice in Lourdes Sereno

Philippines
August 24, 2012 9:34pm CST
After CJ Corona was ousted in the Philippine Supreme Court, a new CJ is now appointed by Pnoy and is the first lady CJ of the Philippines. Do you think being a lady will affect her performance as CJ? Will she be able to cope up with the demands of the said position? What do you think? Is this a wise choice by the Philippine President? I need your thoughts on this. Your opinions will be very much appreciated. :)
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@flagella08 (5069)
• Philippines
25 Aug 12
this is one of his wisest ideas. just as woman is a need in a house, it's just like in the courthouse too. This is particularly true if one is "the first woman" or "the only woman" in a particularly role. Therefore, it becomes essential that women in administration be active mentors to others in our community. Women are painfully aware of the impact of gender in positions of power. Even though most administrators (both men and women) are aware of the pitfalls in gender labeling, there are many examples of differences. For instance, a strong assertive male leader is respectfully known as the "boss," a woman with those same traits may be described with an altogether different label. Additionally, a man might be seen as goal directed, a woman as pushy; a man is described as passionate, a woman as over-emotional; a man is seen as a shrewd negotiator, a woman as conniving.