The feminist movement and the philosophical literature that supported it have for certain reached an important amount of their target. If you look a hundred years back into the history, women did not even have the right to vote. If you were to look even further back, like, for example, in the times of the Ancient Greek society, women were not even considered to be humans in the way the men were considered to be. And, unfortunately, if you were to take into account the reality of our days in areas like the Middle East, the women are still considered to be half as important as a man, receiving rights only by half in comparison to the males. However, in the Western civilization, things have changed for the better. Society has evolved morally form this point of view, granting the same rights to women as the ones offered to men. Even if there still are some accusations of misogyny pointed toward the Occident, some of them are legitimate, but at the same time, there are some extreme feminist movements which just can not find their foundations based upon logic and critical thinking. Still, at the moment, Forbes is more than happy to invite you to meet the 100 most powerful women on Earth, as they have recently released their top on this matter.
And, if you were to take into consideration the fact that the women who made the list that Forbes releases on an annual basis control 1 trillion dollars in annual revenues, you would get a picture of how powerful these women really are. There are 24 chief executive officers of highly relevant companies on the list. Furthermore, the list features 8 state leaders and 15 billionaires.
But there is a fact that would probably not surprise you at all. The German chancellor Angela Merkel tops the ranking for the fifth time in a row.
“She oversees the fourth largest economy in the world, but also the largest economy in Europe. The fate of the eurozone rests on her shoulder.”
said Moira Forbes, who is in the position of executive vice president at Forbes Media, commenting on the matter, adding that the actions of the German chancellor have an impact on all the European Union.
Hillary Clinton, who has recently officially announced her entrance in the presidential race of 2016 is on the second position in the ranking by Forbes. Clinton has jumped on the second place from the 6th position of the last year.
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