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Black Rod is Now a Woman ending 650 years of Tradition , Tradition be Damned

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posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 07:23 AM
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Sarah Clarke is currently the Championships Director at the All England Lawn Tennis Club but in the new year she will become the new Black Rod , a role that for 650 years has been held by a man .... which is of course a bad thing in this era of diversity so now that wrong has been righted and equality achieved.
twitter.com...

I welcome our new female overlord (not really) but wonder if the chamber door will still be slammed in her face or whether that will be construed as sexist , perhaps the ceremony could be changed to have the door being gently closed as she approaches and the new Black Rod politely asking to be admitted to the chamber rather than the overtly masculine banging of the rod on the door demanding to be let in.

Hopefully when the despicable Bank of England governor Mark Carney stands down in 2019 that role too will be handed to a woman , how can a man be trusted to handle our finances in this modern age.

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posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 07:25 AM
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I just want to know why is it called black rod.
Interesting



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 07:39 AM
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You all do some dumb shat over there in the U.K...........all pomp and ceremony. And you all come on here and bash the U.S.A. for all the dumb shat we do.....pot meet kettle.


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posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 07:44 AM
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a reply to: openyourmind1262




You all do some dumb shat over there in the U.K...........all pomp and ceremony.

That's because we have history that spans more than 200 years , a thing we celebrate.



And you all come on here and bash the U.S.A. for all the dumb shat we do.....pot meet kettle.

There is no comparison to the dumb stuff you do.



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 07:46 AM
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THIS IS WHY I NEED FEMINISM!!! GET OUT OF HERE WITH YOUR HATE SPEECH!!!

Sorry, bad joke. Not sorry.

I'm all for progressing as a society, but it's sad when it kills long held traditions like this.

We are who we are today because of the things we have learned through history. Dismantling history almost seems regressive rather than progressive. You can't change what happened then. it can only shape the future. Trying to forget it only causes history to repeat itself.



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 07:51 AM
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originally posted by: gortex

There is no comparison to the dumb stuff you do.


I can accept that.




posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 07:56 AM
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originally posted by: openyourmind1262
You all do some dumb shat over there in the U.K...........all pomp and ceremony. And you all come on here and bash the U.S.A. for all the dumb shat we do.....pot meet kettle.


There there old chap.

While you have the pot or kettle on why not make yourself a nice cup of tea and then come back when you are in a good mood.

Have a splendidly topping day.

Warmest

Lags



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 07:56 AM
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a reply to: gortex

I disagree, you all win this one. That's simply pomp & ceremony for zero reason. But then again, that's what it's all about. You all's country is no better than mine. Both of our Governments are a total waste of taxpayers money. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer and the downtrodden stay downtrodden. Agreed ?



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 07:57 AM
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I don´t know why but i expected a story about a black male porn star that transformed into a women, or something similiar...
Black Rod...

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posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 08:00 AM
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originally posted by: DerBeobachter
I don´t know why but i expected a story about a black male porn star that transformed into a women, or something similiar...
Black Rod...


Rule 34


Generally accepted internet rule that states that pornography or sexually related material exists for any conceivable subject.



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 08:00 AM
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Double post.
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posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 08:01 AM
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She'll probably cry when the door is slammed in her face and then claim she was sexually harassed twenty or so years down the line.



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: openyourmind1262




That's simply pomp & ceremony for zero reason.

It's a recreation of an historical event so it has a reason.



You all's country is no better than mine.

Didn't say it was , but it is.



Both of our Governments are a total waste of taxpayers money. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer and the downtrodden stay downtrodden. Agreed ?

Agreed.



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 08:05 AM
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The Pomp and ceremony .... look at all the participants. Government payroll stooges all dancing around to the Queen, in their absurd powdered wigs and snuff covered noses..... Brilliant comedy. Each one on the payroll......oooops



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 08:10 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Um.

Huh?

Wow.

This sounds like some sort of old school Secret Society stuff. Humans are Odd Fellows, so to speak.

I'm sorry it distresses you, my friend. It's merely part of the secret women's strategy to slowly take over the entire world. Can't believe the plan is working!! Only took 650 years to wrest the Black Rod from out a man's hand...ahem. (There is no decent way to say that.). Just wait till we finally get the Papacy and call it the Mamacy!!!

Mwahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Seriously though, why any woman would want the Black Rod job is beyond me.


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edit on 17-11-2017 by AboveBoard because: Phone fumble phingers



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 08:10 AM
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We have our traditional style, you have your Disney/Mickey Mouse one.
a reply to: Plotus



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 08:16 AM
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a reply to: AboveBoard




It's merely part of the secret women's strategy to slowly take over the entire world.

Aha ! , my suspicion validated.



Seriously though, why any woman would want the Black Rod job is beyond me.

I can think of 93,000 reasons each one connected to a shiny pound coin.



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 08:18 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Ah. Well that explains it then.

And here I thought the pounding of the Black Rod was sort of a thing one did for love, not money...


Makes all the sense in the world now!


edit on 17-11-2017 by AboveBoard because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 08:20 AM
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originally posted by: openyourmind1262
You all do some dumb shat over there in the U.K...........all pomp and ceremony.


Some traditions are important. This tradition is about reminding that the Commons is independent and the incumbent Sovereign has no jurisdiction over the pre-eminence of Parliament.

The black rod is what is used to bash on the door to summon Ministers to hear the Queen's Speech. It's black and it's rod shaped.

EDIT TO ADD - While there has never been a woman (until now) who has held the post, the tradition is not dependent on a woman doing it. It's the symbolism that is key to these things.
edit on 17/11/2017 by paraphi because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 08:23 AM
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Wow, it's crazy how many woman haters are on ATS.




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