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#TBT: In 1986, Philippine President Corazon Aquino Quips About Women in Politics

Philippine President Corazon Aquino speaks at Asia Society in 1986. (Robert Glick/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Months after ending the two decade rule of Ferdinand Marcos, the Philippines’ first female president jokes that ‘anything you can do I can do better.’

Vishakha Desai: Female Politicians in Asia Making it on Merit

Yingluck Sinawatra may be following in the footsteps of her brother, Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but had her own career as a successful businesswoman before she became the country's first female prime minister. (Flickr/Ratchaprasong 2)

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai says that there's something different about the quality of female politicians in Asia today.