Gallup says Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in the US.
You can probably guess some of the other names and for the record this isn’t about what I happen to think of Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin or anyone else on the list.
When I used to teach English (ESL) part time here in Cusco I would often ask my students the same type of question, name a woman you look up to. You know what answers I would typically get?
- My mom
- My grandma
- My wife, the mother of my children
- My friend …
- My teacher …
Throw in a few Shakiras, Eva Ayllon and the like but the overall focus of their answers was very different from the answers you get in the US. It’s all about the culture.