Since 1828 betting men in Bremen, if the Weser is frozen or not. On 6. January you have to submit your tip, well, two weeks later, it is checked who was right. The procedure Eiswettfest called and to collect donations for charity. Women are not desired, the promoter is a gentleman’s club.

Traditionally, the Bremen mayor. The current, Carsten Sieling (SPD), but was prevented because he took part in the funeral for the slain of the Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz part.

A woman on the Eiswettfest?

In Bremen, but there is also a mayor Karoline Linnert. Actually, the Greens would have been able to move up-a politician, who is also the Finance Minister. A woman wanted to have the organizers of the Eiswettfest but apparently – and not invited Linnert. Bremen’s mayor, the Lord mayor of Bremerhaven, Melf Grantz represented instead.

Linnert indignant. “We celebrate in Germany 100 years of women’s right to vote and the Eiswette keeps it under the guise of Tradition, yet always right, women are excluded”, and criticized you on Facebook. Interior Senator Ulrich Mäurer (SPD), said his participation in solidarity.

The organizers reject the criticism. “We are a men’s club, not with make this Gendergaga. Even the Pope would not be invited if he were a woman”, – quotes “image” organizer Patrick Wendisch. Linnert wish to the men via Facebook, nevertheless, a beautiful evening.

note the editors: In a previous Version of this text was that Carsten Sieling was a member of the CDU. In fact, he is a member of the SPD. We have corrected the post.


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