Consider the gender of every person in this photo:
First Lady Michelle Obama and the spouses of the G20 leaders pose for a group photo at CAPA High School in Pittsburgh, Penn., Sept. 25, 2009. Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson
Is there still some way to go before we have gender equality, do you think?
It would help if Mr Merkel (I know it’s not his real name) showed up for these things, but I expect he’s a bit bored of the shopping-and-orphanage type visits they arrange for the spouses on these events.
I did notice there were more than 20. Have some of them (Berlusconi?) got more than one wife?
I was also going to say that Herr Merkel was missing, but then I also remembered that he’s not called Merkel.
One google later and I now I know his name is Joachim Sauer and that he’s a Professor at the Humboldt University. I imagine his quantum chemistry research is considerably more interesting than posing for photo shoots.
Now I’m off to google the wives to see if they have/had more interesting jobs.
I’d forgotten about Herr Merkel. Sarah, did you find out anything about the wives?