French finance minister claims women make better politicians than men

October 12th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 12 (ANI): France’s finance minister Christine Lagarde has claimed that women make better politicians than men because they are not prisoners to their libido and testosterone.

Lagarde said that her 30-year career as a high-flying lawyer and the world’s most powerful female finance minister left her convinced that men’s sex drive, testosterone and ego made them prone to taking decisions personally and humiliating people.

Most women in power, on the other hand, were less ruled by their libido and thus able to make more cool-headed judgments, she said.

“Women inject less libido and less testosterone into the equation,” the Telegraph quoted Lagarde, in the running to be France’s next prime minister, as saying.

“It helps in the sense that we don’t necessarily project our own egos into cutting a deal, making our point across, convincing people, reducing them to a partner that has lost in the process,” said the world’s 43rd most powerful woman according to Forbes.

“It’s probably overgeneralised what I’m saying and I’m sure there are women who operate exactly like men.”

“But in the main … I honestly believe that the majority of women in such positions approach power … in a slightly different manner,” she added. (ANI)

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