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Should parliaments adopt rules for equal numbers of men and women: Should the numbers of women in the legislature be raised artificially?

  • Our legislature has a need for equal energy. A strong ability for self-preservation as well as a nurturing ability.

    It is very apparent that our legislature is too busy trying to climb to the top to recognize the needs of the whole. Women have a unique perspective of what is needed for balance and peace of mind. This is a biological understanding that when given to the whole of humanity will bring greater ease and peace. Putting more emphasis on health and happiness and less emphasis on profit.

  • The demographics of the legislature should roughly match those of the population.

    Throughout most of history men have held all the power in our societies. Women have not had much say in important decision making activites despite the fact that there are just as many women in the world as men. Women are equally capable as men in serving in parliament and they should be given this opportunity despite being historically precluded from doing so.

  • Where would the line be drawn?

    If parliament were to adopt rules for equal representation for men and women, they would also have to have rules to ensure fair representation based on race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. This would be an impossible task.
    Besides, people should be elected to parliament based on their qualifications, not their gender, race, religion, etc.

  • No, this is unfair.

    No, parliaments should not adopt rules for minimum numbers of women, because this would be selecting people based on an arbitrary characteristic, rather than based on their qualifications. If this were the case, the public would not have as much respect for the women that are elected to parliament on their own. Women can be represented without artificial minimums.


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