When it comes to using violent rhetoric against the South, the North is certainly not shy. At one point, Pyongyang pledged to turn the South in to a "sea of fire." But the South reserves its most hateful, sexist words for the South's first female president.
In a new brazen personal attack, North Korea's state-run newspaper ran an article Sunday calling Park a "insane, old b----" and a "murderous devil." The article was a response to the South's recent attempts to impose stronger sanctions on the communist state.
Still, sexism in executive roles is alive and well in leadership roles -- and not just in the executive office. In Germany, a male politician's comments over how well a female journalist could "fill out a dirndl" caused widespread condemnation. (A "drindl" is a traditional low-cut woman's dress worn in Germany.)
It's worth to note that the politician who made the comment, Rainer Brüderle, is a front-runner in the national elections in Germany -- where Angela Merkel is chancellor.
Here's a quick list of the most recent comments against female world leaders:
1. Every awful, sexist phrase imaginable
North Korea to South Korean President Park Geun-hye
North Korea has some creative phrasing when spewing sexist remarks at Park. Here's just a sample of them:
"A capricious whore who asks her fancy man to do harm to other person while providing sex to him," North Korea. April 2014
"Old cat groaning in her sickbed," April 2014
"Park put thick makeup on her old, wrinkled face and rambled on," April 2014
2. Accomplishing great things #DespiteBeingAWoman
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
His comment sparked outrage on Twitter, when users lampooned Modi for his sexist remark by concocting their own #DespiteBeingAWoman tweets.
As my colleague Rama Lakshima pointed out, Modi has sought to be viewed as an advocate for women when so many in his party are apt to say sexist and misogynistic remarks. Perhaps he can take his own advice.
3. 'This old hag'
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica to Argentina’s former president Christina Fernandez de Kirchner
There’s a whole host of world leaders caught saying things they shouldn’t on microphones. Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica is no exception.
Before the start of a news conference, Mujica was overheard saying, “This old hag is even worse than the cross-eyed man.”
4. Julia Gillard as 'Kentucky fried quail'
Menu item makes reference to Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard
When diners sat down to enjoy their fundraising meal for one of the candidates in Australia’s Liberal National Party in 2013, they were given a list of menu options -- one of which included then-prime minister’s name attached to a particular dish: “Julia Gillard Kentucky fried quail – small breasts, huge thighs and a big red box Moroccan carrot salad and sumac yoghurt.”
Mal Brough, the LNP candidate, apologized and said he did not “condone the menu.” Gillard responded herself, saying the menu was “grossly sexist” and “offensive.”
Gillard has tackled sexism in Australia before. In 2012, she delivered a famous 15-minute speech on misogyny, calling out Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the multitude of his sexist remarks.
5. 'The Iron Man'
Yasser Araft's nickname to Margaret Thatcher