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Scrap the post of Minister for Women and Equalities

1 Comment 4th July 2010

Theresa May is, amongst other things, Minister for Women and Equalities.  Women are not a victimised minority in need of special representation.  Whilst there are areas of life where women may be disadvantaged there are also areas of life where men are disadvantaged – for example education, life expectancy, health care and family law.  Giving half of the population special representation and ignoring the other half does not promote equality but rather engenders inequality.

Why does this matter?

Giving women special representation within government whilst ignoring the equality issues for men promotes and institutionalises gender bias at the heart of government.  Equality should not be a one way street reserved for only half of the population.

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One Response to Scrap the post of Minister for Women and Equalities

  1. G.Squire. says:

    Having a Minister for Women and children or equalities and not one for men and children or equalities is sexist and therefore illegal.

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