Jane Austen will become the third female historical figures’ portrait to be printed on the pound note since 1970. The Bank of England announced in April this year, the British Prime Minister Churchill in the wartime will replace the nineteenth Century female social reformer Frei in 2016, becoming the 5 pound notes portrait, which means that the female portrait on the pound note is only Queen Elizabeth II of England. This leads much dissatisfaction to female advocates.

简·奥斯汀将成为自1970年至今,第3位肖像被印在英镑钞票的女性历史人物。英格兰银行今年4月宣布,英国战时首相丘吉尔将由2016年起,取代19世纪女性社会改革家弗赖,成为5英镑钞票的肖像人物,这意味着印在英镑钞票上的女性肖像只剩下英国女王伊丽莎白二世,引来不少女性权益人士的不满。

The British journalist Peres earlier launched an online petition that asked the England bank choose female as the new portrait on the pound note, which receiving 35000 people responses. Peres said, this victory is the result of joint action, and criticized the Bank of England tried to will sweep women out of the British history. Carney, the new governor of the Bank of England stressed that their bank has no intention to exclude women from the bill portrait candidate, and said Jane Austen deserves to place a position in the pound note.

英国记者佩雷斯早前发起网上联名,要求英格兰银行选择女性作为新钞肖像人物,获得3.5万人响应。佩雷斯称,今次胜利是联名行动的成果,并批评英格兰银行试图“将女性扫出英国历史”。英格兰银行新任行长卡尼则强调,银行无意把女性排除在钞票肖像人选之外,并称简·奥斯汀值得在英镑钞票上占据席位。

Jane Austenwas born in 1775, who is one of the most popular writers. Her novel is famous for satiring British aristocrat by funny technique, and describing the women at that time facing difficulties.

简·奥斯汀于1775年出生,是英国最受欢迎作家之一。其小说通过风趣手法讽刺英国贵族,并以描述当时女性面对的困难而闻名。


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