It's an elitist, sexist argument, a flawed argument.
it is not. I will tell you why. I have read this thread and I have been observing what is happening re parity in Poland and most men don't want it. I am just making an observation. Why would men want to decide what it good for women and for that matter why would anybody decide what is good for another person, eh?
- Well, is it possible there were white men and women who knew slavery was wrong even when it was still legal? How come? How could they relate? After all, they were white?? Now change the color of one's skin to one's gender and tell me how this is any different?
OK, relating and being in someone else's shoes are two different things. There are limits to relating to things imo.
- They're exactly the same. Theft. You award a person with a position (money, benefits, etc.) based on what's between his/her legs and not his/her knowledge and experience.
in your opinion, not mine. We are talking about parity in the Polish government- a direct representation of the society.
- If parity is achieved simply because there were just as many talented and experienced men as women then yes, it's a great thing.
that would be my understanding. I will not have it any other way.
- Today however, parity is a government tool of reverse discrimination, or revenge discrimination. In the US it's achieved via the so called "affirmative action", a term created by the politically correct crowd. In Sweden until very recently the affirmative action was called "positive diskriminering", or "positive discrimination", positive for some (women and minorities) and negative for others (primarily white males).
perhaps based on what has been happening it the US. Poland has a different make up of the society and I don't see the correlation.
Isn't is a result of what happened in the past re admitting more men then women? Is has not been overturned. It is just the natural reaction to the number of admitted white males. It will balance itself eventually.
However, government sponsored discrimination is just as wrong.
How would you implement the changes if they would not be imposed by the government then? How would you secure equality to people, women? I am curious.
PS. I am turning in. Long day:)