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英国新版护照被称性别歧视

A new UK passport design was launched Tuesday with tougher security measures - but immediately sparked a sexism row.

英国新版护照的设计图周二发布,安全措施更严格,却立刻引发了一场性别歧视“口水战”。

Officials say it will be the 'most secure passport ever issued in the UK' and contains innovative1 features to make it more difficult for fraudsters to forge copies.

But the Passport Office was hit by accusations2 of sexism as the passport features SEVEN men and only TWO women.

The seven men featured are:

- John Constable3, the painter of the Hay Wain

- John Harrison, the inventor of the marine4 timekeeper

- Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect

- Charles Babbage, the inventor of the computer

- William Shakespeare, the playwright5, who appears in a new high-security watermark

- Antony Gormley and Anish Kapoor, the sculptors6

The two women featured are:

- Elisabeth Scott, the architect

- Ada Lovelace, the early computer programmer

Mark Thomson, director general of the Passport Office, defended the design.

He said: "It wasn't something where we said let's set out to only have two women.

"In trying to celebrate the UK's creativity we tried to get a range of locations and things around the country to celebrate our triumphs over the years, so there we are."

Asked about the omission7 of female icons9 such as Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters, he said: "Whenever we do these things there is always someone who wants their favourite rock band or icon8 in the book.

"We've got 16 pages, a very finite space. We like to feel we've got a good representative view celebrating some real icons of the UK- Shakespeare, Constable and of course Elisabeth Scott herself."

1 innovative

adj.革新的,新颖的,富有革新精神的

参考例句:

Discover an innovative way of marketing.发现一个创新的营销方式。

He was one of the most creative and innovative engineers of his generation.他是他那代人当中最富创造性与革新精神的工程师之一。

2 accusations

n.指责( accusation的名词复数 );指控;控告;(被告发、控告的)罪名

参考例句:

There were accusations of plagiarism. 曾有过关于剽窃的指控。

He remained unruffled by their accusations. 对于他们的指控他处之泰然。

3 constable

n.(英国)警察,警官

参考例句:

The constable conducted the suspect to the police station.警官把嫌疑犯带到派出所。

The constable kept his temper,and would not be provoked.那警察压制着自己的怒气,不肯冒起火来。

4 marine

adj.海的;海生的;航海的;海事的;n.水兵

参考例句:

Marine creatures are those which live in the sea. 海洋生物是生存在海里的生物。

When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。

5 playwright

n.剧作家,编写剧本的人

参考例句:

Gwyn Thomas was a famous playwright.格温·托马斯是著名的剧作家。

The playwright was slaughtered by the press.这位剧作家受到新闻界的无情批判。

6 sculptors

雕刻家,雕塑家( sculptor的名词复数 ); [天]玉夫座

参考例句:

He is one of Britain's best-known sculptors. 他是英国最有名的雕塑家之一。

Painters and sculptors are indexed separately. 画家和雕刻家被分开,分别做了索引。

7 omission

n.省略,删节;遗漏或省略的事物,冗长

参考例句:

The omission of the girls was unfair.把女孩排除在外是不公平的。

The omission of this chapter from the third edition was a gross oversight.第三版漏印这一章是个大疏忽。

8 icon

n.偶像,崇拜的对象,画像

参考例句:

They found an icon in the monastery.他们在修道院中发现了一个圣像。

Click on this icon to align or justify text.点击这个图标使文本排齐。

9 icons

n.偶像( icon的名词复数 );(计算机屏幕上表示命令、程序的)符号,图像

参考例句:

Distinguish important text items in lists with graphic icons. 用图标来区分重要的文本项。 来自About Face 3交互设计精髓

Daemonic icons should only be employed persistently if they provide continuous, useful status information. 只有会连续地提供有用状态信息的情况下,后台应用程序才应该一直使用图标。 来自About Face 3交互设计精髓

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