Our thanks to Ray for this. He asks in his email, ‘Is it April Fools Day, already?’
It’s just the latest in a long line of pieces about how women demand institutions adapt to their needs and wants – rather than vice versa (unlike men) – which inevitably leads to ever more inefficient and ineffective institutions, financed by long-suffering taxpayers, mostly men. Because of women’s in-group preference, the proportion of women in senior positions, and in positions of influence, can only rise, regardless of the damage they wreak on institutions (state education, the NHS, public sector bodies in general…). It’s a train with no reverse gear.
If MPs are on maternity leave – or paternity leave, for that matter – how can they be carrying out the jobs for which they’ve been elected, and for which they’re being paid by taxpayers? They can’t. So why should they be allowed to vote from home?
They also want to vote from home if they’re ‘looking after children’. How can they be be looking after children whilst working as MPs? Is this the fabled ‘multi-tasking’ of which women are deemed uniquely capable?
The last sentence in the piece:
The idea is now being considered by Sarah Childs, a professor of gender and politics at the University of Bristol, who is carrying out an independent assessment of inequalities facing men and women in parliament for the Speaker, John Bercow.
‘An independent assessment of inequalities’? What an insult to our intelligence. ‘Professor’ Sarah Childs is clearly a feminist – as expected of a ‘professor’ of gender and politics – and her university profile is here. An extract:
My research centres on the relationships between sex, gender and politics. It is concerned, both theoretically and empirically, with questions of women’s descriptive, symbolic and substantive representation. I have published extensively on women’s political representation in the UK since 1997…
You get the drift, I won’t inflict any more on you. Now, what will be the outcome of a feminist’s ‘independent assessment’ on whether women should be offered an easy option, rarely available to men? You don’t need to be a ‘professor’ to guess that, do you?