Thursday, 5 February 2009

"Minn tími mun koma!" (My time will come!)

Indeed her time has come. Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (I just love Icelandic names!), the originator of this iconic phrase in the Icelandic language, is an Icelandic politician and the current Prime Minister of Iceland.

Just this Sunday gone, 1 February 2009, she became Iceland's Prime Minister after the previous government under Geir Haarde tendered the resignation of the coalition government to the President. Coincidentally, she is a woman who is also married to another woman in civil union. Her current life partner is, author and playwright, Jónína Leósdóttir.

Although many people in the West have already dubbed her the first female and first openly "gay" head of government of the modern era, most people in Iceland do not seem to care. As long as she can do her job right, who she is or what she does seems to matter very little.

In the Philippines however, if I may inject, even your least popular neighbour is bound to be in the headlines the minute he/she opens up to "liking" someone of the same sex. I just wish they would care less about the things that do not concern them.

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