Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Sun goddess ...
Leaked news of Princess Kiko's pregnancy seems to have halted the battle in Japan about whether the law should be changed to allow a female heir to inherit the throne. I don't know much about Japanese history and culture, but I'm still amazed that this society that often seems so modern is clinging so tightly to archaic and discriminatory traditions. Anyway visit here for the story so far ... no news about the sex of the baby for a while yet though.

2 Comments:

At 6:47 pm, Blogger Appleby Mennym said...

Surely worse than male inheritance is the idea of a monarchy?

 
At 10:44 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tulip Mennym

Couldn't agree more. You are not often my favourite grandchild, but for this once you have moved up at least three places

 

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