The cultural narratives underpinning the social structures of contemporary PNG society is still entrenched in male having the preeminence in the political and social lspheres.
Until such time these mind sets become liberated from the whipping post of tradition; and the role of women is appreciated, the notion of a women becoming the prime minister of PNG remains in an abstract milieu.
I'd have to agree that there wouldn't be a female pm in the future. Give the nation a little bit of years say .....90-100 years from now and I would think that'll be possible.
As for now a female pm is only an abstract in our thoughts.
The country will definitely change if we have a female PM. However, the time is not ripe now because our mindset is based on musculinity. The concept will fully accept woman when all the people really feel the power or impact of woman in businesses, communities and in politics with tangible effects. Women have done some great contributions to the country but they still have to strive for more, in politics, business and education. And also, the populace has to be literate to some degree of reasoning. PNG is moving to this trend and I say, things do not happen over night but certainly, PNG will one day have a female PM. If it is history in other places, then PNG is not an exception. People are changing with the globalisation and modernisation so I see the future for woman being pm very bright to save PNG, if males continue to be corrupt and run down the country.
yeah I agree with what your saying. But as we all know png has a culture that is based on masculinity. Our ancestors were all about male dominance. Womens only job in our culture was to prepare food, marry, have babies. Infact 70years ago we were still in huts and in tribal rags, and now in modern day the role of png women hasn't changed much. I'd say it will take at least another 50-70years before women become a dominant force in business and government. Well, thats if the male-dominated government hasn't run png into the ground yet.