hi people my name is laura and i am a pupil at musselburgh grammar school. i am 17 years old.
i am doin a dissertation on female representation (comparing the UK with the US) and i would appreciate your help!!!!
1. ARE THERE ANY FEMALE POLTICIANS IN YOUR AREA????????
if you know of any...... names??? maybe it would b possible to write to them?
2. WHAT IS THE GENERAL ATTITUDES TO POLITICS IN YOUR AREA????????
are women turned off by politics or interested.......??
are any girls at your high school interested in politics???
3. DO YOU THINK AMERICAN POLITICAL PARTIES DO ENOUGH TO ENCOURAGE HIGHER FEMALE REPRESENTATION????????
in 2001 for the first time in American history a majority of states (27) had at least 1 female representative. HOWEVER....I believe this is still very under-representative of the usa as a whole....agree???
the scottish parliament is 39.5% female (still less than half but....)
and in wales it is exactly 50% men 50% women ( wales is another country in the UK which is attached to england)
however there is still lower female representation in the UK parliament (parliament is government)
(just so u know the UK is made up of 4 countries- scotland, england, wales and northern ireland. Each country has it's own governments which have powers to do certain things. the 1st minister of scotland is Jack McConnel. there is also a UK government run by Prime Minister Tony Blair.)
WOULD ANYONE BE WILLING TO CONDUCT A SURVEY ON MY BEHALF?????????
that's all for now...
i will update the blog regularly for more info