I wonder what it was that made Michelle Obama, an impressive woman herself, say that Sarah Brown, the wife of the British Prime minister, was a phenomenal woman.
What is it that has so far gone unnoticed by the British public. Is it simply a case of getting up in the morning knowing that Gordon is on the other side of the bed? Maybe it’s her friendships with stars like literary phenomenon JK Rowling, she of Harry Potter fame. Or perhaps it’s her support of women’s charities. Difficult not to support empowerment for women in less developed countries where they bare the brunt of harsh tradition — not least Afghanistan where this week a furor erupted over sanctioning rape in marriage and condemning women to even more repressive rules in an already repressive society.
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Originally published at The Huffington Post on the 2nd of April, 2009.