If we were sincere about the equality issue we would insist that besides a quota of women in leadership positions, a set number of men become carers to the disabled and work at home raising children.
However this is not an issue about genuine equality, it is an issue about power, we all want to be out there doing what is seen to be the most important job at the time, but meanwhile we so often forget where the important things lie.
However just because men and women are different does not mean that one is better than the other, in fact the very existence of humanity depends on these differences.
How is a woman selected under a quota regime supposed to know if she is there for her particular talents or simply to meet a politically correct criteria?This is where society is getting it wrong; a false notion of equality.Not only are they different on the physical level but they differ in almost every way they relate to the world around them.Men and women have different communication skills, different uses of emotion and even different perceptions of pain.We have a major problem in our modern society though, we want everything to be ‘equal’, at least equal in the way we think it should be equal.
Marriage has to be suited to whatever combination certain people desire lest it be discriminatory, faith-based employers are forced into employing those not of, or contrary to, faith, and some workplaces have quotas placed upon them in order to employ equal numbers of men and women.He writes a fortnightly column called Foolish Wisdom ( which examines afresh issues within news, culture or faith.One of Bernard’s favourite quotes comes from Edith Stein who said “All those who seek truth seek God whether this is clear to them or not”.The Liberal party has no particular quota on the number of women who must be selected, basing itself on merit, whereas the outgoing Labor party has a self-imposed policy that aims to preselect women as candidates in a minimum of 40% of seats.Imposing quotas though seems to be a rather disingenuous way to respect women.Christian Rudder, president of Ok Cupid, is the guy who digs up the numbers from the millions of people using his free dating site.