Wednesday, May 16, 2007


I see the first days of the NI Assembly are being put to good use (not). I've lost the story link, but some Sinn Féin lass is asking for an in-depth study into why there aren't more female MLAs and, worse, oodles of cash for encouraging more women into politics. I wonder if that includes Unionist women.

What a load of old tosh. The reason there aren't more female MLAs is exactly the same as why there aren't more male MLAs, to wit:

(a) because they didn't stand for election;
(b) because the electorate didn't think they were good enough.

Why should a second-rate woman be preferred over a first-rate man? Or the other way about? If it were the other way around there'd be a revolution.

When will people wake up to the fact that all this feminism stuff is actually sexism dressed up as an equality struggle. Men and women already ARE equal! But we're not identical.

I'm all for bringing women out of the kitchen, if that's what they need and want. They should have equal opportunities, and if they run for office they should be judged on their merits, not their chromosomes.


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