First Woman Beefeater

Over the weekend London finally broke a tradition that had been running for over 500 years, that of only employing men as Beefeaters at the Tower of London. Moira Cameron from Scotland began her duties as a Beefeater after the requiered 22 years of service in the military, including time in Northern Ireland.

The Guardian had a couple of article about this, but unfortunatly they feel for the easy comments about how the uniforms look, the convenience of having big pockets to carry lipgloss in, and comments of upset (and sexists) turists who complained at having a woman be their tour leader when visiting the Tower.

You can read the articles here and here.

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