Image from, with caption: Ptolemaic Queen (Cleopatra VII?), 50-30 B.C., 71.12, Brooklyn Museum
One of the striking aspects of American exceptionalism/parochialism (two sides of the same coin?) is how "revolutionary" the USA political elite and some so-called "ordinary voters" consider the choice of Hillary as the "womyn" presidential candidate of the Democratic party.
The first woman-president-to-be!
Repeat over, over, and over again your cell phone: Like, Wow!!! USA! USA! USA!
But does not a most elementary glimpse at history suggest that women have wielded, since at least Eve, political power/influence in shores not that far from the man's land of the brave and home of the free?
Allow me to cite a few Eves from my high-school history memory: Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth, Catherine the Great, Maria Theresa, Indira Ghandi, Margaret Thatcher, Michelle Obama.
So there's really nothing that "exceptional" about a USA representative of "girl power"
being a nation's "Chief Executive," except from a very narrow, parochial "reverse-view" perspective on America's putative super-special, "male/cowboy" place on our small planet.
After all, don't we frail human beings sense, in our hearts and minds, that God is a woman?
From whose body, bottom line, did we not all begin our short, tragic lives on planet earth?