Monday, April 14, 2008

Carme Chacón: A Glass Ceiling Broken

When I ran across this photograph in the BBC's Day in Pictures, I had to smile. It depicts "Spain's new Defense Minister Carme Chacón - the first woman in the post - [as she] reviews troops in Madrid. She is seven months' pregnant." According to Chacón, the role of the military is to defend "la paz y la legalidad en el mundo" - peace and the rule of law throughout the world.

In a separate article, the BBC notes that Spain's new cabinet includes more women than men. Viva España, indeed.

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