Mike Buchanan was on the Daily Politics show yesterday (about 18 minutes in ) about gender quotas.
The peiece instantly revealed bias of course because it does not talk about the under representation of men in the public sector.
The interview with Louise Cooper (financial analyst) showed modern day anti-male strident feminism in all its glory as she said "...and in ten years time when we have lots of women running the world we won't need quota's"
Suzy Stride, the Labour Parliamentary candidate in Harlow was selected via the ultimate in sexism - an all-women shortlist - so again she has benefited from sexism - no wonder she is in favour of more.
I still have some concerns about Mike's argument about focussing on performance and longitudinal studies when there are many women on boards. The issue for me is much more philosophical about equality and meritocracy, however, it still remains great that Mike is out there challenging the orthodoxy. Who else would be?
Posted by Skimmington
PS The issue remains very much alive in Europe