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The question I'd like to highlight this week is:
How many ambassadors to the United States are women?
a) 3 b) 15 c) 25
Answer after the jump ...
C, 25. The number of female ambassadors posted in Washington is at an all-time high, the Washington Post recently reported. Some have attributed it to the "Hillary effect," with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bringing more women into the diplomatic corps. With three of the past four U.S. secretaries of state being women, some ambassadors and diplomats have said it makes it easier for heads of state to choose a woman for ambassadorship to the United States.
And no, these female ambassadors aren't coming from countries like Sweden. Many of these 25 female ambassadors are from areas of the world not commonly perceived as being on the leading edge of women's rights:
And for more questions about how the world works, check out the rest of the FP Quiz.
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