Laura Perrins: Female quotas serve only mediocre women

Another good piece from Laura Perrins. Of course mediocre women haven’t the slightest reservation about advancing in preference to better-qualified men. They are utterly shameless, as are the men and women who facilitate all the damnable social engineering which has had such a ruinous impact on the public sector, and will in time have the same impact on the private sector.

The government is threatening to introduce gender quota legislation in 2020 if FTSE350 companies don’t ‘voluntarily’ achieve 33% female representation on their boards by then. Doubtless they’ll cravenly capitulate in the same way FTSE100 companies did in the wake of the ridiculous Davies Report (2011), which resulted in a doubling of the female representation on their boards in the space of four years to 25% (average across the FTSE100). 96% of the new female directors were appointed as Non-Executive Directors – prestige, no executive responsibility, and good money for little effort. No wonder feminists are so keen on such initiatives.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Laura also points out Amnesty has abandoned its commitments to Political Prisoners (I presume because 90% are men) in favour of DV and poverty. While Oxfam has moved from emergency relief to feminist inspired projects to engineer aid recipient societies into “gender equality” oblivious to the arrogance and indeed “imperialism” of such high handed treatment of people in need. like Amnesty spending precious resources on DV and female poverty in the UK where the field of interested NGOs is already pretty full.
    There are better organisations to support.

  • Feminism has turned out to be a mass pro-woman, anti-man hysteria, oblivious of any rules, standards or facts. The closest comparable thing that comes to mind is Hitler’s Germany. It is difficult to understand how easily has the ordinary man accepted it, or how little opposition has he mustered against it. Also reminiscent of Nazi Germany. But the consequences of not acting against it in time will be disastrous in the near future. In a way, it makes men like Mike Buchanan look like Winston Churchill, circa ‘1941.

  • epistemol

    nrgnigel is right, thus it’s our job, as I see it, to change the climate such as to make it politically impossible for gender quota legislation to be enacted anyway

  • Apparently it is not unknown in countries where mandatory female quotas at board level are in force for the CEO to appoint his dear old Mum to the role, on the clear understanding that she votes as directed.

    • epistemol

      Wouldn’t surprise me.
      But which are these countries?
      We could start with Sweden I expect.
      Any more offers?

      • I think it was Sweden. The article, which I think was in one or other of the on-line HR journals went on to say many of the other women were British and American, rather than Swedish. Which makes you wonder if they travelled for easy promotion?
        At least Mum would do the business no harm!