The other day I was listening to a discussion. It was about the political condition of my country. Just for information, I want to mention the ruling party's leader and the most influential opposition party's leader, both are women. The discussion was going on its own pace about what the leaders are doing, how they are effecting the country's economical and social issues. In the middle of the discussion one of the speakers told, "THESE ARE WOMEN. DON'T EXPECT MUCH FROM THEM." After this, the other speaker said, "THEY DO NOT REALLY USE THEIR OWN KNOWLEDGE. THEY JUST LISTEN TO THEIR ADVISERS".
After hearing this, I was thinking why would these guys say such insulting things for some one like a leader. If you consider a place like my country (Bangladesh), majority of the families are run by males. So most of the families are dominated by the males. I don't know about all the families, but I know some families where the women are not treated in a way they should be. For example, I have seen families where, if the husband is taking a decision, the wife cannot ask questions on his decision. The husband will just give a look expressing "YOU DID SOMETHING WHICH YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DO" or say something like "DO YOU HAVE THE CAPABILITY/ AUTHORITY TO TAKE THE DECISION" or he may not say anything at all. Just ignore the wife as if he doesn't even hear anything.
If any discussion on any topic regarding women is done by men from these families, you cannot really expect something good from them. I know the country's situation is not good. I also blame my leaders for the situation of the country. But why do you have to say "THESE ARE WOMEN. DON'T EXPECT MUCH FROM THEM.". Syria is in a very critical situation now. So, what about that country? Is the leader a female? So what are you going to comment on him.
Before commenting something like this every man should remember, about the Nigerian queen Amina who was a great military leader, the Angolan queen Mbande Nzinga who resisted the Portuguese from occupying all of what is now known as Angola, the British Prime Minister "The Iron Lady"- Margaret Thatcher and of course Indira Gandhi, the Indian Prime Minister.
What I'm trying to say is, if you want to make a comment, just make the comment for that individual person. Don't generalize. Don't point fingers on the people whom you don't know even.