Leadership in Public Arenas

Leadership in the wider community historically and today has been dominated by men, although leadership has never been strictly restricted to men, except in warfare. The traditional community leaders, the tomona and a number of wealthy and powerful kadangyan, were a group of persons who had influence but no actual authority or power over other Ifugao people. Women historically participated in militarily defending their communities, but did not travel to engage in warfare or headhunting. Headhunting success, to which women did not have access, accorded power and leadership to an individual. This has changed today, with some Ifugao women participating as soldiers in the military wing of the communist New People's Army. Female official political leadership is increasing today, with women having equal authority with men in the same positions, but the great majority of barangay, municipal, provincial, and national political leaders are men. Men are perceived to have naturally superior oratory skills, believed to be necessary for successful leadership. Women typically exert leadership in the areas of business, healthcare, education, and social work. Religious leadership involves both men and women, with male leaders having a higher status in the baki and Catholic religions, and male and female leaders having generally equal status in Protestant religions.

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