"The region is in danger of rolling backwards," as Farida Jalalzai, a political scientist at Oklahoma State University, warned in The New York Times. "It is about hanging onto power. When female politicians complain about double standards in politics, they are often accused of playing the 'gender card.'" One thing is certain: When Michele Bachelet's time in office ends in early 2018, there will not be one single female president in the Americas.