Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Welcome to the 20th Century

I'm not being snarky. I'm happy as hell to see this:

Kuwait - Women made history in Kuwait on Tuesday by voting and running for office for the first time in a local by-election after the conservative, US-allied Gulf state granted them suffrage last year.

Polls opened at 8am for the vote to fill a single seat in the 16-member Municipal Council. The rest of the members were elected or appointed last year.

"Today is the biggest feast we have been waiting for for more than 40 years," Khaledah al-Khadher, one of the two female candidates, told Reuters at a polling station in Salwa suburb.


Vote your asses off, ladies. All the best.

A tip of the yarmulke to The Head Heeb.

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