What a storm in a tea cup over a needless issue. When we are struggling with a delicately recovering economy, millions still without jobs, a huge deficit, do we really need silly issues like this. To my mind the greatest irony lay in the fact that scores of women interviewed on TV did not even seem to lend their feminity to the cause. Let it be was all they said.
Thankfully the governemnt listened and it turned out to be one of the shortest short-lived issue. What would be interesting would be to peek into the mind of one of the architects of this move and see just what they were thinking? Really was it for the cause of equality or a political move designed to garner support, sympathy or just distraction from other issues.