Saturday, 12 September 2009

Women in Power: Millstones?

As noted by others in the blogosphere and beyond, Harriet Harman's Equalities Office has produced a factsheet entitled 'Women in Power: Milestones', a copy of which can be read on our Scribd site.

Apart from the fact that it pointedly doesn't name Margaret Thatcher, when it moves from legislation to naming individuals it's a decidedly racist selection, seeming to concentrate on black and Asian women.

Then it runs out of anything to say and just recaps stuff about the last 100 years, etc.

And why, if it is only about British women, does it mention Sirimavo Bandaranaika, first woman PM of Sri Lanka? If it's going to include her then surely it should also include Golda Meir (Israel, 1969); Indira Gandhi (India, 1966) and Gro Harlem Brundtland (Norway, 1981)?

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