Parliament harasses women, says Sumedha

  • 5 Dec 2007 15:04:27 GMT

    Saliya,

    [That is why we elected a female president for two terms each 6 years]

    During those tenures of the female president, a woman supporter of the UNP was stripped naked by one of the woman president`s deputy ministers and paraded on the streets during the famous Wayamba elections!

    The deputy minister is STILL a deputy minister, may be that is the deserved punishment!

  • 6 Dec 2007 08:05:23 GMT

    Slanka women should not get into politics cos they do very badly. We had Sirima, who made our lives very very miserable with her various hal, miris, parippu, `pollas`. Most affected by her various `pollas` were women who are mothers.

    We had CBK, there is nothing she had done for 15 years. She looted our national wealth and gone back to UK.

    Slankan women be satisfied with teaching, nursing, weaving, stitiching, etc but not politics.

  • 6 Dec 2007 09:38:59 GMT

    Women in politics ..is a real mess....

    they will shout and cry when they see a Cockroach....do you think they have enough gutz to rule a country....????

    lets have one or two female miniters to handle women affairs, public welfare issues....no harm in that

  • 6 Dec 2007 09:48:00 GMT

    Ramz,

    [they will shout and cry when they see a Cockroach....do you think they have enough gutz to rule a country....???? ]

    Most of them have the guts to go through childbirth once, twice and even three times.

    They have more guts than I ever had...

  • 6 Dec 2007 09:55:25 GMT

    [Most of them have the guts to go through childbirth once, twice and even three times. ]

    Pal, I agree

    [They have more guts than I ever had...]

    can be.....

    but their gutz are limited in childbirth, taking care of kidz, house works....etc.....

    they (not all) don`t have the critical thinking capability or risk management capability

  • 6 Dec 2007 10:07:21 GMT

    Ramz,

    [but their gutz are limited in childbirth, taking care of kidz, house works....etc.....

    they (not all) don`t have the critical thinking capability or risk management capability ]

    I have four doctors in my family. Three of them, including my sister are women.

    I am sure that being a doctor requires a certain amount of critical thinking ability, do you not think????

    on the other side,

    Do you have kids??? Have you ever tried raising one on your own, just you and the wife??? If you think that that does not require `critical thinking capability` and `risk management ability` you don`t know what the heck you are talking about.

  • 6 Dec 2007 10:25:57 GMT

    Ok, ok, I will add doctors also to the list of teachers, nursers, clerks, hair dressors, private secretries, etc. But not politics.

  • 6 Dec 2007 11:09:23 GMT

    Women may shout and scream when they see a cockroach, but they are tough, real tough.

    Take Margret Thatcher of UK, also known as the `iron lady` and as the `only man` in the cabinet.

    Then Golda Meir of Israel who presided over Israel`s critical period after the 1967 war.

    There is Indra Gandhi who was as tough as they come.

    So was Mrs.B although her economic policies in the 70s have been much maligned. Fact is, she laid a strong base for local industries which was UNDONE by the Yanky JR. If she had another term, may be Lanka`s destiny would have been different.

    Chandrika is no less tough but her major defect was her indeflatable ego and arrogance.

    Also these women except Thatcher had one thing in common viz. they didn`t have a man by their side.

  • 6 Dec 2007 11:20:34 GMT

    P007,

    [Women may shout and scream when they see a cockroach, but they are tough, real tough]

    Thank you!100% agree with your post.

    My wife is the same, would jump up and down at the sight of something small, but didn`t bat an eyelid while being taken to the delivery room.

    I would have been peeing myself!

  • 7 Dec 2007 02:07:07 GMT

    Snake2

    [My wife is the same, would jump up and down at the sight of something small, but didn`t bat an eyelid while being taken to the delivery room.]

    That I believe is because of their maternal concern. They know the baby has been within them for over 9 months, is part and parcel of their blood and flesh and are conscious of what they went through during the entire period of pregnancy. Delivery time is the finishing line and they cannot afford to falter.

    If they display the same maternal concern over the affairs of the country, boy, you can never beat women in managing the country. Of course, they need a man, a family type man, who is equally conscious of his duty to the country and who will be a source of strength to the woman when she feels weak or under pressure. Then I think, we will have the right

    leader who will take the country to greatness.

    Thats a lot of `IFs` I know.