Does It Matter that Girls Can Now Be Queen?
[We’ve always known that girls rule. Well, now in a landmark decision it’s official: for the first time in centuries, girls will have the same right as their brothers to head the British throne. But is this really the blow to archaic views on women that it's being trumpeted as? I'm not sure. Especially given that we're talking about the monarchy, which is kind of antithetical to the idea of equality. But as Tim Shipman and Damien Gayle report at The Daily Mail, Queen Elizabeth thinks it's way overdue.--Mona]
As politicians unanimously agreed the dramatic reform to royal succession laws dating back more than 300 years, the Queen said the untapped potential of women and girls should be set free.
Speaking at the opening of the summit of the 53 Commonwealth countries, she said: 'The theme this year is Women As Agents of Change. It reminds us of the potential in our societies that is yet to be fully unlocked and it encourages us to find ways to allow all girls and women to play their full part.'
Do you think it's significant that girls can be queen? Why?