So that’s why many men used to oppose the idea of female MPs…

31 December 2012

Another gem from Who Goes Home? A Parliamentary Miscellany by Robert Rogers:

A hatThere are obvious disadvantages about having women in Parliament. I do not know what is going to be done about their hats. Are they going to wear hats or not…? If you order them not to wear hats you might be absolutely certain that they will insist on wearing them. How is a poor little man to get on with a couple of women wearing enormous hats in front of him?

Rowland Hunt, House of Commons, 1913

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