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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    I hope she turns out better than that, but yeah, I won't hold my breath about her policies - the fact that she's retaining Hunt as Health Secretary indicates that she supports the privatisation of the NHS with all the hurt that will cause.

    I suppose the point is that it does nevertheless show that there are no limits for women in achieving high office.

    I supposed it is a tiny tiny victory but it is utterly dwarfed by the other crap. Although if ti is a sign of a wider shift in society where women are treated more equal then it is a good thing.

    Those radical left wing women Mayors in Spain are a better example of feminism seizing power imo.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...r-in-the-world
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    (Original post by MildredMalone)
    Nothing Mr Trump has suggested would damage America, unlike Hilary.
    Sure, if you count boosting hotel/casino profits as being 'helping America'.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Sure, if you count boosting hotel/casino profits as being 'helping America'.
    You think booming businesses and lots of job creation doesn't help?
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    This is what I mean.



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    (Original post by MildredMalone)
    You think booming businesses and lots of job creation doesn't help?
    I think maybe the President of the United States should be about more than just helping some quite dodgy businesses repay their loans to New York mafiosi and also I think the President of the US of A should be able to hold a conversation without abusing minorities or other races.

    But then, I'm old fashioned. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by MildredMalone)
    Nothing Mr Trump has suggested would damage America, unlike Hilary.
    ..?
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    I think maybe the President of the United States should be about more than just helping some quite dodgy businesses repay their loans to New York mafiosi and also I think the President of the US of A should be able to hold a conversation without abusing minorities or other races.

    But then, I'm old fashioned. :rolleyes:
    He's held plenty of conversations without "abusing" anyone, let's not resort to hyperbole now.
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    (Original post by MildredMalone)
    He's held plenty of conversations without "abusing" anyone, let's not resort to hyperbole now.
    Lol, he's almost incapable of not insulting somebody when he talks - it's his trademark and what makes him appeal to blue collar working people. I realise a 'rough diamond' can be attractive, but it takes more than an ability to piss people off and a fortune inherited from daddy to make someone the right person to be President.
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    (Original post by MildredMalone)
    Nothing Mr Trump has suggested would damage America, unlike Hilary.
    well it won't be implemented but something tells me a blanket ban on Muslims would kind of work to undermine the constitution
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    Thats only because men allow them to have those jobs
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    well it won't be implemented but something tells me a blanket ban on Muslims would kind of work to undermine the constitution
    True it won't happen, but fewer muslims is better for America than more.
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    Go trump
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    "
    If Hillary Clinton wins the American presidential election in November, there will be women in charge of five of the leading countries and organisations in the world - the US, the UK, Germany, the IMF and the US Federal Reserve. "
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-36778960

    Who'd have thought? :clap2:

    This seems like great news (I am willing to overlook for the sake of this discussion that Theresa May is a Tory) and I wonder if we will now get even more women leaders coming through in countries that remain (in practise, if not in rhetoric) fiercely hostile to feminism such as Russia and China.

    So go Hillary, go! :woo:

    Let's make this the global year of women taking power! :party2:
    It's definitely a good thing if the best people are getting into power regardless of their gender. As a poster above me astutely mentioned, the fact that it's still something to celebrate is the real problem.

    It's great for people at the top but 25% of women suffer from depression at some point in their lives...150% more than men.

    Equality is important...but I wish there was more of a focus on being happier too.

    My completely unsubstantiated opinion is equality has led to a lot of extra pressures on women, both pressures they put on themselves and things that society puts on them...have a job, have a family, look great, etc etc - What do you think?

    Not sure it's all that healthy. I'll also snidely point out that the left wing goes on and on about equality but Jeremy's original shadow cabinet (I think we've had a few since! ) was nearly completely male and there's never been a left-wing female PM!

    2-0 as the banter goes.


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    Also, their genders are irrelevant.
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    Ah great, the OP is a sexist. Can this thread please get taken down for innappropriate comments please? I'm sure we can do without the sexism.

    Imagine not caring about the policies/ credentials/ beliefs , just the gender, of someone in power. Sexism in it's most pathetic form.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    You are willing to overlook the fact that Theresa May's policies disagree with almost all of your own, purely because she has a vagina?

    Surely we shouldn't care about their genders? Don't we want the best people for the job, regardless of their genitals?
    Of course we want the best person to win, but speaking in regards of genitalia, women have fought for generations for equal rights and as a young female, it's amazing to see the hard work of many finally coming to light and seeing so much more equality. What they're trying to point out is how both uplifting and empowering this is.
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    Run the world girls - Beyonce

    Also, their genders are irrelevant.
    If only this was understood centuries ago pmsl
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    (Original post by Ladbants)
    Surely someone who cares about equality won't care about whether a world leader is a man or a woman? I don't see why people are pointing this out- if they truly believed in equality, they wouldn't be talking about someone's gender.
    Of course we can applaud it, we're applauding the idea that we're finally moving forward and creating a much more equal society. Female rulers will also help to set an empowering role model for countries where women are seen as highly inferior to men and are still being mistreated to this day. We're celebrating because it's a sensation of movement in the best possible direction
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    (Original post by Laurasaur)
    The fact that it's still a big deal, that women can be in powerful jobs, shows that we aren't quite there yet with equality. :/
    It's not a big deal though
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    LOL
    If young girls see Merkel, Shillary, Theresa May and Thatcher as role models, i hope they never get anywhere near a position of power. All disgusting human beings.

    My god, you couldn't be anymore sexist tbh. Over looking dispicable acts and views because they've got a slit instead of a ****.
    Why not actually do some research into these vile people before making a horrible thread like this.
 
 
 
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