Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Women Seize Power in Croatian Village

From Ananova news service (I never heard of it before, either), via Feministing:
Women in a Croatian village have seized power from their lazy menfolk in local elections.

After their success, the women of Lozisca on the island of Brac vowed "to let the men back into our beds, but never back into politics".

They won all seven seats on the local council after deciding they were sick of seeing the village men doing nothing for the community.

Merica Bogdan, one of the seven women who was elected to serve on the local council, told local media: "The time has come for women to rule.

"We were not satisfied with the work the men did for the community and we launched a campaign to take political power and do something good for Lozisca.

"Men will never have power here again. We have agreed to let our men be in our beds, but never in politics again."

She added that despite having a tiny budget to work with the all-female council had already arranged for a municipal cleaning service, put up and decorated a Christmas tree in the village square and begun a project to repair the spire on the village church.

Lozisca male residents have admitted the women's work has been impressive since their election.

Tonko Valerijev, whose wife Helena is the newly-elected head of the local council, said: "They are a lot more persistent in their work than their predecessors. Frankly, they're doing a great job."
Thanks a lot, Tonko, you Benedict Arnold. You're just being a suckup.


Anonymous Rich said...

Have these Croatians been reading up on their Aristophanes lately?

6:02 PM  

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