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- Apr 6, 2007
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http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/02/14/chinese.women.ap/index.htmlWASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid a discussion of trade in 1973, Chinese leader Mao Zedong made what U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger called a novel proposition: sending tens of thousands, even 10 million, Chinese women to the United States. "You know, China is a very poor country," Mao said, according to a document released by the State Department's historian office.
"We don't have much. What we have in excess is women. So if you want them we can give a few of those to you, some tens of thousands."
A few minutes later, Mao circled back to the offer. "Do you want our Chinese women?" he asked. "We can give you 10 million."..........
1973. This was only 35 years ago.
Before 1973, only three women had held their countries' highest elective offices. Sirimavo Bandaranaike was prime minister of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) from 1960 to 1965 and from 1970 to 1977. Indira Gandhi was prime minister of India from 1966 to 1977 and from 1980 until her assassination in 1984[/FONT][FONT=arial, helvetica].Golda Meir was prime minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974[/FONT]
In 1973, in the US:
The Supreme Court was overturning a state ban on abortion in Roe v. Wade.
We get Title IX (Public Law 92-318) of the Education Amendments which prohibits sex discrimination in all aspects of education programs that receive federal support.
However, it would be another 2 years before Taylor v. Louisiana, 419 U.S. 522 (1975), denying states the right to exclude women from juries.
And it would another 11 years before the state of Mississippi belatedly ratifies the 19th Amendment, granting women the vote.
Back to 1973: Hillary Rodham graduated from Yale Law School, and went to work for the newly founded Children's Defense Fund (an organization she later chaired), and in 1973 worked on the impeachment inquiry of President Nixon following his involvement with Watergate. (She should be used to people hating her by now.)
Oh, and Let's Get On by Marvin Gaye topped the charts.