>Should have know better…

>This one always gets me, every time-Harriet Harman’s women in politics doctrines. Today she has decided that 50% of the Cabinet should be women. Great idea, I think at least 50% of the Cabinet should be women too, if there are enough capable women with the right experience to fulfill those roles. I also think society and political institutions should provide every opportunity for this to happen, but I don’t believe doctrine works, and makes men resentful of the talented women who rightly take places in Parliament (and business, the media and the rest…)

What is going to inspire women to get involved in politics more-seeing Lynne Featherstone and Sarah Teather’s hard fought fight to become ministers, or the patronsing parachuting in of women advocated in doctrines like this?
When you try and put this argument forward, particularly as a women, you are treated like a heathen. I’ll go back to and watch the Labour party being all progressive with their leadership battle between 3 white middle aged men now…

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