To get ahead, do women really need to inherit traditionally masculine traits? Feminists remain divided on an answer to this question. On the one hand, women have to navigate around the strong patriarchal values and traditions still carried by many cultures around the world. On the other hand, would caving into these social mores entrench and perpetuate these very patriarchal notions? In Southeast Asia, women are starting to rise up to leadership positions in companies and non-governmental organisations. In political leadership, however, Southeast Asian women lag behind most other regions in the world – including Africa and South Asia.
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