Thursday, March 08, 2007

Just 100 Years ago...


I was just pondering whom to vote to Parliament, when I started to think what if I couldn't vote at all. What if I'd live in Brunei?
We, Finnish women, were the first ones in Europe to have the right to vote, but still, only 100 years ago...
and it makes me so annoyed when I notice I have forgotten to be thankful and keep things for granted.
Anyway, good job Miina! Thanks!
Altogether nineteen Finnish female MPs were elected to Parliament in 1907.

Happy International Women's Day to all my lovely readers!

10 comments:

Dave said...

Well, as the most international woman I know, happy day to you!!

Marsha Klein said...

From my limited experience of Finland, I'd say women were more in evidence there than in UK - especially in jobs which are still predominantly occupied by men here e.g construction.
On the last night of our holiday in Helsinki, we ate in a lovely restaurant near the Orthodox cathedral. Its kitchen was staffed exclusively by women, something you wouldn't see in Britain.
Looks like Finland is still leading the way!

Dave said...

'Its kitchen was staffed exclusively by women'

I'd be quite happy to allow women to staff my kitchen.

Taiga the Fox said...

Well, thank you Dave :)

Marsha, nice to see you here again. I think you're quite right in some aspects. We are just so used to our equality, I hardly ever notice that kind of small things anymore, but it isn't that long when we didn't have any female presidents, priests or art museum leaders, so I really should remember it.

BiB said...

Hyvää Keskinationaalista Näisenpäivää, or something like that. The Russians celebrate that too, which reminds me that I need to go and send some e-mails. Hope your husband does the washing-up today, as the Russians joke...

Taiga the Fox said...

Kiitos BiB, it's actually "kansainvälistä", but yours is so much better I'm definitely going to use it from now on.

Occasional Poster of Comments said...

Tonight, I was samba drumming in a parade for International Women's Day. Which isn't a sentence I ever imagined myself typing.

Taiga the Fox said...

Ah, that explains my arrhythmia yester-blur.
What kind of costume did you have?

Occasional Poster of Comments said...

:)

It was all very short notice, so I was just dressed as an increasingly damp short bloke. Apparently, it stops raining here sometimes.

Taiga the Fox said...

Oh, ok. Although I already vizualised you drumming and wearing some bright and shiny feathery suit. Damn hard to wipe that image off now.