you're suggesting that politicians are in office based on merit only,
Of course not. What I am saying is that it's the best system even with all its flaws. It's certainly better than quotas.
Men and women gravitate towards different jobs and that's that
Therefore why create an artificial system of quotas? Let people 'do their thing'.
Most women don't want to be miners
Men don't want to be miners either. It's what they're stuck with.
a quota for the high ranking professional and decision making jobs is discriminatory because it allows one favored group to 'pick-and-choose preferred employment over others.
I agree with you unless that job is to represent those who belong to your gender group
So you make an arbitrary exception in this one area eh? Why stop there? Perhaps we should have ethnic representation as well? Perhaps an 'adequate' amount of Italian Americans or Polish Americans or Greek Americans etc should be quota-ed in? How about a percentage of gay reps? By your logic we should be numerically equal with everyone and not just 'pick-and-choose' subjectively.
here is simply no way a woman can hope to represent men's point of view in the world
Really? ...and just what is that view? Perhaps Maggie Thatcher can straighten us out on that.
That is the essence of the argument you haven't acknowledged.
Snap out of it, we're humans first and our natural interests overlap so often that only politically correct agenda-driven people (feminists, liberals, et al) fail to notice that.
If you honestly can't see the difference between what miners or long-haul drivers et all do compared to what a politician is supposed to do then we simply can't continue this discussion
Probably not as you seem dense in that area.
Tell me how those jobs are similar and different, after you do that then we can continue.
They are not similar and indeed are different. Just as a miner's job is different than a long-haul truckers job or a fashion models is different than a store managers'. I freely acknowledge that many jobs are dissimilar. That's another reason we should not pick-and-choose quotas for favored positions only.
I can't acknowledge your point of view as anything but delusional.
LOl, yes indeed, it's delusional for me to believe in the free market place when it comes to employment as opposed to some arbitrary authority appointing people to some 'flavor-of-the-moment-in-time' philosophy which may change in the future. At another time the mediators of justice might demand that 50% of people must speak Swahili.
Forced injustice is such nonsense.
...an entirely new system would be required. In my opinion, the number of zones would have to be reduced and enlarged....Only men would be allowed to vote for male candidates and only women would be allowed to vote for female candidates.....The reason I oppose the idea overall is because I can't see HOW it could be implemented.
I'm glad that you oppose a "straw dog" premise that you've needlessly inserted.