Time announced their Person of the Year, which is sort of their version of People’s Sexiest Man Alive. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the 2015’s Person of the Year. Did you know she’s the first women since 1986 to be given this title? Since it’s taken so long since a woman has been Person of the Year (which until was called “Man of the Year” until 1999) we have some good, literally old-fashioned questions for her!
Who Are You Wearing?
“Who? You can’t wear a person. I’m wearing clothes I picked out that are suitable for work.”
Who Are You Dating?
“I’ve been married to my husband for almost 30 years now. But this title has nothing to do with him. Why are you asking me that?”
Can Women Have It “All”?
“I’m the Chancellor of Germany and the de facto leader of the European Union. I’ve lead the entire continent through a major debt crisis. Don’t waste my time with these bullshit questions. But, for what it’s worth, "having it all” is an impossible standard set up by the patriarchy to overwhelm and inhibit women.“
How Long Did It Take You To Prepare To Become Person Of The Year?
“I told a young refugee girl, I looked her in the eyes and told her that, unfortunately, politics are tough and that she may just have to be deported. That young girl cried and footage of that went viral. I don’t have time to prepare for these meaningless titles and questions you are asking me. I am the reason Europe has not sunk into the sea.”
Are These Questions Demeaning?