Women in Politics

in #women22 days ago (edited)

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I read all the time about "groundbreaking" women in politics because they are "women in politics" in Canada. Canadian women have been included in politics for over a century. The first female MP was not Rempel or any of those others revered today. Agnes Macphail was born in 1890 in Proton Township, Grey County and became the first female Member of Parliament in 1921. Women were not excluded from politics but instead had the sense not to participate in it.

Politics is both dirty and less of a driving force than people think. If you look back, even 75 years, women who participated in church and community groups had "backroom" influence on their husbands and ultimately the direction the community and nation would head.

If you think of life today, who has more impact on your day to day life? A politician sitting in their office somewhere raking in a paycheque and maybe standing up to speak once every six months, or, your wives, girlfriends and significant others in church groups, community groups, charities, fundraisers, daycares, et cetera.

Women are not "excluded" from politics in Canada and haven't been for decades. They've had the sense to know that you can achieve far more behind the scenes than sitting in an ivory tower somewhere.

I read all the time about "groundbreaking" women in politics because they are "women in politics" in Canada. Canadian women have been included in politics for over a century. The first female MP was not Rempel or any of those others revered today. Agnes Macphail was born in 1890 in Proton Township, Grey County, Ontario, and became the first female Member of Parliament in 1921. Women were not excluded from politics but instead had the sense not to participate in it.

Politics is both dirty and less of a driving force than people think. If you look back, even 75 years, women who participated in church and community groups had "backroom" influence on their husbands and ultimately the direction the community and nation would head.

If you think of life today, who has more impact on your day to day life? A politician sitting in their office somewhere raking in a paycheque and maybe standing up to speak once every six months, or, your wives, girlfriends and significant others in church groups, community groups, charities, fundraisers, daycares, et cetera.

Women are not "excluded" from politics in Canada and haven't been for decades. They've had the sense to know that you can achieve far more behind the scenes than sitting in an ivory tower somewhere.

I read all the time about "groundbreaking" women in politics simply because they are "women in politics" in Canada. Canadian women have been included in politics for over a century.

The first female MP was not Rempel or any of those others revered today. Agnes Macphail was born in 1890 in Proton Township, Grey County and became the first female Member of Parliament in 1921. I am probably one of the few people to nominate her to be on the new $5 bill, most women today don't even know who Agnes Macphail was. Google her, I think you will find her fascinating.

Women were not excluded from politics in Canada but instead had the sense not to participate in it.

Politics is both dirty and less of a driving force than people think. If you look back, even 75 years, women who participated in church and community groups had "backroom" influence on their husbands and ultimately the direction the community and nation would head.

If you think of life today, who has more impact on your day to day life? A politician sitting in their office somewhere raking in a paycheque and maybe standing up to speak once every six months, or, your wives, girlfriends and significant others in church groups, community groups, charities, fundraisers, daycares, and most importantly, raising a family.

Women are not "excluded" from politics in Canada and haven't been for decades. They've had the sense to know that you can achieve far more behind the scenes than sitting in an ivory tower somewhere.