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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

US Lags Behind in Gender Gap Study

Before we continue 'spreading' women's rights around the world, maybe we should take a look at what's happening in our own backyards:
The US lags at 22nd place behind developed and even a couple of developing countries in a study of inequality between men and women, mainly because it has few women in politics. This is in spite of the ascent of Nancy Pelosi who is set to become the first woman to head the US House of Representatives.

Sweden is the only country where men and women form equal numbers among all ministers and parliamentarians. Cherie Booth, a human rights barrister and wife of Tony Blair, UK prime minister, said there were more women in parliament in Iraq and Afghanistan – two countries not covered by the report – than in the UK.


At 11/23/2006 9:25 AM, Blogger Jack Boo said...

You know, it'd be a hellava lot easier to take you seriously on this subject it I thought there was a snowball's chance in hell you'd vote for Ann Coulter if she was running against Ned Lamont.

At 11/26/2006 1:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can anyone take you seriously Jack? Ann Coulter is as brainlessly arrogant as it gets. There are no redeeming qualities to her whatsoever. Put ANYONE up against her, Barney the Dinosaur for example, and there's no question about it. Well, then again, GW is only a little smarter and a lot of people voted for him. But no, really, a vote for Ann Coulter is a true sign of stupidity.


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