Something to mull over
First of all, this really, really is just something for people to think about quietly while lying in the bath or sipping a sweet sherry.
I am not inviting comments - really. I don't expect any responses.
Verdun's recent thread elicited some thought provoking comments and got me thinking too.
For everyone who has ever said that they wish to preserve our British way of life and our democratic philosophies etc. here are some facts to think about.
The first year in which women got equal voting rights to men - 1928
The first female County Court judge in England 1962
The first High Court judge (same person) - 1965
First year in which women were allowed to run the marathon in the Olympic games 1984 (deemed too frail to stand its rigours before then)
First year a British woman became an ambassador anywhere in the world - 1996 (to Denmark)
First female Vice Chancellor elected to any Oxford University college - 2015
These events are all within living memory. We are skating on thin ice when we complain about other, benighted civilizations, I think.
As I said, it's just a bit of food for thought.