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TODAY - FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST DAWLISH LAWN WORKING GROUP PUBLIC CONSULTATION THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, THE MANOR HOUSE 2PM - 6PM Please note this is the last of the scheduled public consultations

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This planning application is on the agenda at this coming Thursday's (23rd Aug) town council planning committee meeting.

I totally agree that the bible is a collection of stories made up by men. But others think it is all the word of God. And isn't God a male? And it's not only Judaism/Christianity that has this attitude towards women. Click on this link and then scroll down to the In Religious Thought section. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matriarchy

20 Aug 2018

Actually, I asked a question - note the question mark. "At present day Christian marriage ceremonies do women still promise to 'obey' their husbands?" Perhaps it should be amended  to: "At present day Christian marriage ceremonies do (some) women still promise to 'obey' their husbands?" Here's another question: why was/is it the woman who promises to obey the man ...

20 Aug 2018

Women and sexual activity. Why are women (and gay men?) on the receiving end of, for example, 'slut shaming' and not men? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slut-shaming and I've just read this today online https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/merseyside-police-rape-tweet-victim-blaming-liverpool-council-twitter-a8498736.html so what are we saying? That if women act and dress ...

20 Aug 2018

Margaret, I know it is now a choice whether to include the obey vow.  But that is only a fairly recent event as you yourself point out.  I know also that some married women keep their father's surname (or double-barrel it with that of their husbands - some husbands even do the same) but again all this is fairly recent stuff. "Only in 1965 did married women in France obtain the right ...

19 Aug 2018

Name calling: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/ambitious-frigid-and-frumpy-25-words-we-only-use-to-describe-wom/

19 Aug 2018

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Here we go. Accusations of insanity to women who won't stay quiet/answer back/conform to the norm Victorian Women and Insanity - Jstor https://www.jstor.org/stable/3827084 by E Showalter - ‎1980 - ‎ Cited by 132 - ‎ Related articles VICTORIAN WOMEN AND INSANITY *. ON BOXING DAY 1851, CHARLES ...

19 Aug 2018

For some reason (ahem!) a memory came to my mind of an incident way back in the late 1960s/early 1970s when an aunt of mine told me that her husband had to give his permission for her to have a hysterectomy. So whose womb was it?!!!!! Anyway,  having checked to see if my memory was fabricating things or indeed that all this did indeed take place, I checked. And yep! It sure did more than ...

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