“They said ‘Why are you wearing that snake pin?’ I said ‘because Saddam Hussein compared me to an unparralleled serpent’. And then I thought ‘Well this is fun!'”

Madeleine Albright was the first ever female Secretary of State and is a former American Ambassador to the United Nations.

This semester, I’m reading a course called ‘Gender, Sex and Death’ which focuses heavily on the changing role of women, the opinions that quite literally every person in the world has on the subject and how that’s affecting us. The following interview is, therefore, absolutely fascinating to me. Albright discusses the way in which her gender has affected her career as one of the world’s most high-profile diplomats.

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