A quick one on genderquotas

There is an interesting article in Al Arabiya about an all-female party planning to run in the Palestinian elections.

Lest there be any doubt, if this party was running in Ireland they would not get party funding and even if they did – their allowance would be cut by 50% because they don’t meet the requirements of Ireland’s genderquota laws.

This is a rather telling illustration that these genderquota laws are NOT about increasing women’s ability to become candidates. They are about securing the EXISTING parties’ hold on party funding and excluding any real change.

The genderquota law is as cynical a move as can be imagined.  That sounds about right considering who’s supporting it.

Here’s the link to the article on some splendidly brave women. Good luck to them.



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