A view from Turkey on insults to women in power as everyday sexism

The idea that it is enough for women to get the basic right to vote and be voted for is simply imbedded in men's collective subconscious. As a matter of fact, the more women become successful, gain power and come to the forefront, the more men feel that they are tough enough to take insults. While ordinary women are expected to stay silent over daily sexism at home, on the street or at the office, female leaders are supposed to take it, ignore it and show the world how strong they are. If they cannot take it, it shows that they are not suitable for the job, according to men.