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More than a century ago Emmeline Pankhurst formed the Women’s Social and Political Union. Women got the vote in 1928 as a result of her leadership of the Suffragettes, but the battle for equality is still not won.

For their part the government want to see more women in senior positions in commercial companies. Our spiritual authorities are still trying to solve the problem of husbands who won’t give their wives get.

A lack of equality, though, is ingrained in British history and, for instance, attaches to one of our finest customs. What could be more admirable than the Queen sending a personal card of congratulation to any married couple who have achieved a Diamond Wedding? A card to be treasured.

Who is it sent to, though? Logically, it should go to Abraham and Sarah Cohen. In fact, it is addressed to Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Cohen. Sarah has never been considered equal in this regard.. Of course, if anybody actually thought about this for a moment, the rule could be changed, but inequality is too often taken........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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