STORY: It happened after a meeting of the heads of government from Finland and New Zealand on Wednesday in Auckland. In fact, at the press conference after the meeting, a reporter wanted to know if the reasons for the two’s meeting were merely their similar age and gender. In response, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said: “I wonder if anyone asked Barack Obama and John Key if they met because they are of a similar age. Of course we have a higher proportion of men in politics, that’s the reality. When two women meet, it’s not just because of their gender.” “We meet because we are prime ministers,” added Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin. Marin also said she and Prime Minister Ardern wanted to work together for equality with their meeting To ensure that every woman and girl everywhere has the same rights and the same opportunities as men.