…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
The recent municipal elections in free and democratic (only joking) Saudi Arabia reminded me of an old (1968?) cigarette advertisement.
All media and but a few feministas* applaud the result, where 17 women out of 978 female candidates (5938 men registered as candidates) actually got themselves elected. About 131,000 women and about 1.35 million men registered to vote and less than a quarter bothered to do so.
A certain Salma bint Hizab al-Oteibi became the first elected female politician in Saudi Arabia – she won a seat on the council in Madrakah in Mecca province. Perhaps you recognise her in the group photograph.
*/ true red feministas believe that men should not have the right to vote