If Hillary Clinton wins the election next month, she will become the first woman president in U.S. history — but she would be far from the first female leader on the current world stage. Chile, Norway, Croatia, and other countries all have female leaders. On Monday’s Full Frontal, Samantha Bee interviewed some of them at the United Nations to see if they faced the same misogyny in their own countries that Clinton does in the U.S. The short answer: yes.
“I have seen misogyny come down, but it did not disappear,” Chilean President Michelle Bachelet told Bee. “For example, if a president would be moved by something, his eyes would be full of tears, he would be sensitive. If you do something like that, you’re hysterical… You have to be active but calm, and I can do that.”
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović has faced even more bizarre examples of misogyny, such as the tabloids that photoshop her face onto the bikini-clad bodies of models and celebrities. “It makes you feel like an object, rather than as an actor,” Grabar-Kitarović said.
Bee determined that one of Grabar-Kitarović’s photoshopped doppelgänger was Coco Austin, and subsequently had Austin on the show to hilariously refute the similarity.
“That’s Coco, and I’m not the president of Croatia,” Austin said. “Honestly, I’m tired of having to defend her pro-Eurozone debt reduction policies. I don’t have an opinion.”
Bee also spoke with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. “Why are men afraid of women?” asked Albright. “I think we’re seen in whatever previous relationship they have had, like the third grade teacher who told Johnny to be nicer.”
Watch the clip below.