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    The Journey towards 50/50

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    papa_umau
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    The Journey towards 50/50

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 06 Feb 2018, 12:41 pm

    By
    Laura Kuenssberg
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    on Twitter

    If my five-year-old self had been told that my great-grandmothers weren't allowed to vote, I'd have thought that was pretty daft.

    I grew up with a female prime minister in charge. It would have made no sense to me whatsoever back then to discover that women hadn't had a say.

    If Mrs Thatcher wasn't always given a fond reception in Glasgow in the 1980s, it wasn't because she had a particular kind of chromosomes.

    And growing up - I suppose like many women of my generation - our expectation was that if you worked hard enough, women could more or less have it all.

    Read all of this great article from Laura Kuenssberg HERE




    As a mail feminist I have been continually shocked as to how the female gender has been kept under the heel for so long.

    In this hundred years anniversary of the votes for women battle the government are still holding out against pardoning all of the suffragettes during those hard days.

    Read the view by the government of today over this subject HERE

    Well. what do you good folks say about this still festering sore ?


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    Re: The Journey towards 50/50

    Post by zathrus on Fri 09 Feb 2018, 12:12 pm

    I particularly like Laura Kuenssberg as she is always right to the point and lets nobody off with anything.

    By the numbers of MPs now in the commons I think that voters are very willing to break the fifty-fifty rule.

    The ones that should do it now are the male rich fat-cats and the government ministers who always seem to get positions of power without trying too hard.
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    Re: The Journey towards 50/50

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 10 Feb 2018, 11:39 am

    Right back to the days of the suffragettes men have had the power when it comes to equality.

    It is very slowly changing, but I think that it will be many years yet before we see a true 50/50.
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    Re: The Journey towards 50/50

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 11 Feb 2018, 12:25 pm

    Yes Angie, I am sure that you are right.

    Mind you by the number of streets protests active just now it appears that the women have had enough.


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