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« on: March 06, 2013, 04:36:19 pm »

'Swedish aristocratic women should be equal'

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 05:05:27 pm »

I certainly hope Sweeden will give equality to the sweedish noblewomen.

This would never happen in Denmark, but then Denmark has a phase right now where feminists are out of fashion.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 05:11:04 pm »

really? But you have now a female socialist PM?!?!?
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 05:36:57 pm »

Yes and the media are all over the place about how she can manage with 2 children. Her clothes, her bags.

No one would ask a male PM how he can manage with having children  sauer

Fortunately the right wing and the left wing take turns being in government. People always get fed up after 10 years and then the power moves to the other wing.

I have to give credit to the voters, that power changed even though the leader of the left wing was/is a woman.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 05:42:39 pm »

That's so right, same thing happened to Hillary Clinton. But in a sense I also don't understand how can she do it because her husband lives in Geneva?
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 05:53:12 pm »

You have got a point.

Oddly enough no one has ever asked the PM how she manages when her husbond lives in another country. And no one has asked whether she has hired help in the house.

It certainly is easier when there is a spouse to do half the work at home. Or even more easy when You get divorced. Many of my colleagues experience to manage much better when they get divorced and take turns with the children every other week.
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 05:57:25 pm »

No? I've always found it fascinating. The husband has a high position in some international organism and she is PM. If they have kids
they won't spend much time with them. Usually one of the two has a slower career than the other.
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 06:37:59 pm »

Yes that is true.

Apparently there is now one third of the danish women that live with a man that has less education and/or a smaller career than the woman.

I also find it very fascinating that the danish PM's husbond have a very big carreer in Europe. But oddly enough the media and danes as such never talk about him or has any interest what so ever in what he is doing.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2013, 09:13:04 pm »

Interesting because they could consider one of them was benefiting from the position of the other and he has a very political family in UK. So be happy to live in such a developed country where a woman is not thought in terms of her husband.
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013, 11:35:11 pm »

Smart guy this Carl Lagercrantz.  I like the Swedish, even more so with this progressive thinking. Keep it up. It is a step.

 It's better than putting the clamp on the whole thing and regress to the late 1800's *cough US republicans cough*. Moving foward  is a lot better for society as a whole.

"There are a lot of women who can contribute with their knowledge and competence when it comes to managing the House's assets," he told DN. ... Well, uh, yeah Carl. But they don't get afforded that opportunity.   

Women can do more than look pretty, be highly educated (but don't use it), marry well and subordinate their interests and needs to their husbands (um..Kate?). That is sex inequality. (Ostrander,1984).
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2013, 05:32:43 pm »

Interesting because they could consider one of them was benefiting from the position of the other and he has a very political family in UK. So be happy to live in such a developed country where a woman is not thought in terms of her husband.

I've never thought of that this way. But You are right, that is a very positive thing.

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