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1.23.2006

Churchill on Women

Recent New York Times coverage noted that the British National Archives has released Churchill commentary that includes minutes of his wartime cabinet meetings, as recorded by Sir Norman Brook, the deputy cabinet secretary.

Some of his thoughts on women, from March 19, 1945:

"I didn't like the idea of their entering Parliament but it turned out better than I feared. Concede the theory and you have no trouble in practice. ...

You can use women in AA [antiaircraft] batteries: why not in Foreign Service? ...

Anything in law to prevent a woman becoming a judge?"

Or how about a president, Prime Minister?

9 Comments:

Blogger AP3 said...

Interesting. Hard to tell exactly where he stood... Sounds like he was ambivalent.

How 'bout those Seahawks?

7:32 PM

 
Blogger Bela said...

President? Not in England, that's for sure. :-(

7:42 PM

 
Blogger Doug said...

Churchill was a brilliant politician, wasn't he? Ask questions when a comment might get you in trouble.

9:53 PM

 
Blogger Urban Chick said...

is this a precursor to you telling us you have joined the 'blogs for hillary' webring?? :)

i'd love to know what left-leaning americans (like yourself) think of hillary and whether she stands a chance of being elected in 2008

will you tell me sometime? i'm genuinely interested! (we can cut to email if you like!)


UC

p.s. it's rumoured that we once had a female prime minister...funny, can't really remember...must have BLOTTED HER OUT OF MY MEMORY

5:17 AM

 
Blogger Tom & Icy said...

We'll vote for you!

5:41 AM

 
Anonymous sarasotagirl said...

Ah, now you should read "At Canaan's Edge," part trois, and see what MLK thought of women. There are toes of clay everywhere you look.

6:59 AM

 
Blogger mireille said...

thanks for the recommendation, M. I'll look for it. xoxo

7:09 AM

 
Blogger Cairo The Boxer said...

I wonder what he would think of a "bitch" being president? Woof woof.

7:47 PM

 
Blogger Jemima said...

Women have as much right to make a hash of high office as men. That's my view of British politics, anyway.

5:03 AM

 

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