Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Equality and foolishness

This is going to be hilarious (via GayandRight):

Norway has said it might close down companies that fail to meet proposed boardroom quotas for women. The new coalition government in Oslo said it was considering introducing a law which would require 40% of boardroom posts to be filled by women.
Norway's previous government drew up the law, which it threatened to apply if companies failed voluntarily to meet minimum quotas by 1 July this year. Only a fifth of Norway's 590 publicly listed firms comply with the quotas. "It's not going fast enough," said Karita Bekkemellem, Norway's minister for family and children. "I don't want to wait 20 or 30 years until sufficiently intelligent men finally appoint women to the boardrooms." She added: "I wish to establish, from January 1 2006, a system of sanctions which makes it possible to break up companies."

One thing is clear, if they implement this terrible law a lot of companies are going to be moving out of Norway, as well they should. I wonder, when push comes to shove, whether the Norwegians will prefer to keep their economy intact?
Mind you, I am the first to say that having more women on company's boards would be a good thing and absolute equality is very important, but these things must be earned on merit.
Meanwhile, another victim of the gender-feminist orthodoxy is thankfully getting more attention (via GR):

For centuries, women have been stereotyped as the passive victims of violence and aggression. Yet experts are now warning that record numbers of men are being physically abused by their stressed- out wives and girlfriends.
New figures show that the number of calls to domestic violence helplines from male victims has more than doubled over the past five years. And now one of the world's leading feminist journals will investigate the issue of male abuse for the first time in its history: the Psychology of Women Quarterly will devote a whole edition to research on violent women and their behaviour towards men.

The current issue of the journal can be found here. Public awareness is the first step in dispelling the absurd myth that men are all bad and women are all victims.

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