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Reefgirl (Brunel Baby)

I can't see Trump getting in again, I think the only reason he got in last time is because the US didn't want a female president


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MadSnacker-h2g2 ambassador to Yorkshire and the UK

I can't see him win again either, but he pulled off an entirely improbable victory in 2016. He simply can't be taken as anything but a serious force during election season, when anything can come about.
As for Hillary, I voted for her, but I cringed as I did it. We could use a woman President, but I wouldn't know if SHE would have made a good choice. Hopefully Biden and his team make a good V.P. choice, and if it's a woman, she's able to do a really good job. Maybe even a female Chief Of Staff??
smiley - shrug


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Reefgirl (Brunel Baby)

Maggie Thatcher may have been an old witch but she did a lot of good for the country, it didn't look like it at the time but looking back, she was a lot better than the men, before and since


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MadSnacker-h2g2 ambassador to Yorkshire and the UK

Ah...
smiley - smiley
Margaret Thatcher struck me as intent on doing the best job possible for the U.K. I don't know if Hillary would have done anything nearly as well.
I also wondered about Bill and what would he would he have done being that close to the person in charge.
He was a 2 term President, after all.
smiley - shrug


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Reefgirl (Brunel Baby)

This is true, I have a feeling her cabinet would have gone to Bill rather than Hillary, being a bunch of chauvanists. I saw that Mrs America (being shown on BBC2) the ERA was finally ratified in 2017 45 years AFTER it first went through congress, 45 years before woman got equal rights in law, after the law went through both houses. I was gobsmacked and appalled

https://www.citywomen.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/gender-equality-timeline.pdf

This is a facinating read on how far womens rights have come in 200 years, yes that's right 200 years. In 1870 the law allowed women to own their own property, this was the first big right for women


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Post 46

Reefgirl (Brunel Baby)

Sorry, it looks like you'll have to cut and paste the link, it hasn't linked automatically, it's well worth a read, its not long


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MadSnacker-h2g2 ambassador to Yorkshire and the UK

Thank you for the information, Reefgirl. It's worth the read, and I will keep it stored.

smiley - smiley
I should also do a review of what the feminist movement has done here as well. My guess is that both of our nations have had nearly parallel struggles for women's rights.


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Reefgirl (Brunel Baby)

True but, if you don't mind me saying, the US has been quite a way behind the UK. You've never had a Female President or VP no woman has had a high profile cabinet job since Ms Rice, no female Joint Chief's, Defence Secretary, When were the first women voted into the Senete?

I was lucky growing up when I did


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MadSnacker-h2g2 ambassador to Yorkshire and the UK

smiley - erm
True, we've not abandoned patriarchy by any means.
Your country has done well in seeing it banished, at least in a legal sense.


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