WHO'S MISSING FROM THE G-20 PHOTO OP?

The male spouses, that's who. Check out this photograph of the G-20 spouses. Conspicuously absent are Néstor Kirchner, the former president of Argentina and husband of that nation's current leader, Cristina Kirchner, as well as Joachim Sauer, the chemist who is married to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

You know, it's perfectly okay if Kirchner and Sauer have better things to do than pose for silly pictures and be props for their politician wives. I wish more female political spouses had the same convictions, and that the public could accept that. But it would still be pretty rad to see some male faces at the spouse table from time to time. Things are changing -- but sometimes the world can't see it.

--Dana Goldstein

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