Pregnant Defence Minister - Women Pics


















They say that "a picture speaks a thousand words".Now and again, I'm going to post some pics here as a basis for discussion and expressing opinions.


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Comments

Jose Luis said…
I think it´s a good advantage for the equality in our society. But I think the Goverment have to elect people for their important acts and their prestige in the society, and not for their sex. We can have only 17 women ministers, or only 17 men ministers in the Goverment if they are the best in their responsabilities. For example, I don´t think Bibiana Aido (31 years old) is the best person for a Ministry.
Graham said…
"I think THIS IS A STEP FORWARD for EQUALITY in our society. But I think the Goverment HAS to CHOOSE (1) people for their EXPERIENCE and their prestige IN SOCIETY, and not BECAUSE OF (2) their sex."

"THE 17 MINISTERS THAT MAKE UP (3) THE CABINET CAN BE ALL MALE OR ALL FEMALE; IT DOESN'T MATTER. WHAT DOES MATTER (4) IS IF THEY ARE THE BEST ONES TO HOLD SUCH A POSTION (5)"

"TAKE BIBIANA AIDO FOR EXAMPLE(6); I don´t think, THAT AT 31 YEARS OLD, SHE is the best person TO BE IN CHARGE OF (7) A Ministry."


I've changed quite a bit of what you have written. That doesn't mean that it was seriously wrong; just that I feel it was a better way to express things.

(1)the most common way to translate "elegir" is "choose"; though you can use "select" in this context too.
Remember that voters ELECT a government.

(2)"because of" is an alternative to "for". We use it "+ nouns".

(3)"make up" here is like "consists of"; eg My English class is made up of three Italians, six Spaniards and a Frenchman.

(4) Notice the use of "does" here in a positive sentence; we use it to give emphasis.

(5)Notice we use " such (a)" with nouns and "so" with adjectives on their own.
eg It was such a sunny day/ It was so sunny.

(6)"take ..... for example" is a more informal expression
Ministers SUCH AS Bibiana Aido is a more formal way to give examples.

(7)"el responsable" is the person in charge of something.