Wednesday, September 22

Switzerland - Women rule!

Switzerland has some issues, not the least of which is a rampaging far-right Swiss People's Party (SVP) that has successfully spearheaded a recent Islamophobic law to prevent the prolific spread of mosque minarets (because the four - yes, four - that existed in the whole country are apparently already a threat).

I also mentioned them in my Blogger's Unite - Women's Equality Day post, pointing out that they were a dramatically late bandwagon hopper in the suffrage movement, not providing women the vote until 1971.

Well, they have apparently made some headway in those 39 years since women got the right to vote (even if it doesn't include religious freedom and tolerance), and have joined a select, small number of governments whose executive political cabinets are now dominated by females.

Good for them. Hopefully that makes a difference.