Absurd Proposals To Increase Number Of Female MPs In Commons Rejected

Absurd Proposals To Increase Number Of Female MPs In Commons Rejected

I apologise for the lack of posts the past week. I thought I had breast cancer and spent the past week looking at my breasts while whispering ‘You’ve betrayed me’. Luckily, no breast cancer so I have no more excuses. Just like the women who don’t make the cut for Parliament. See that transition there. Parliament has rejected six proposals to force help increase the number of female MPs submitted by the Commons’ women and equalities committee. And rightfully so. One of the proposals was to fine parties that do not select enough women as candidates.

Women make up 30% of MPs, which is shocking. I can’t believe the number is that high. It’s not that I don’t think women aren’t competent, but that the job sucks. People are always yelling at you, your co-workers are cunts and people are always asking your opinion about shit you really don’t care about.

Sophie Walker, the leader of the Women’s Equality party, said the response was deeply disappointing. “By rejecting every one of the women and equalities committee’s recommendations, the government has let all women down and continues to stifle true democracy in which all voices are heard,” she said.

The proposals were ridiculous. The committee wanted parties to get fined if 45% of their candidates for the general election weren’t women. Always so wanted parties to publish ‘candidate diversity data’. How demeaning is that? ‘Sorry David, you’re perfect for the job but you don’t have a vagina or melanin’.

I don’t believe having more women in Parliament is going to make the government better at its job. I think having better candidates will. For example not just choosing candidates from Eton or that have done PPE from Oxford. And if that happens to be a woman? Great. If not? Who cares anyway.

When I was in college, we had female MPs come in and talk to us about the lack of female MPs. Being a class of STEM girls, we didn’t really give a shit about the gender makeup of Parliament, but I remember the MPs being flabbergasted when we disagreed with a quota. We argued the best person should get the job, and I remember the MPs and their assistants nodding their heads in a patronizing manner. Why ask our opinion if you’re just going to treat us like idiots if we disagree?

I disagree with quotas as a whole but let me know what you guys think.

Nora Ralph

Student, worker, and Co-Founder of the #Killstream. You can also catch me on TheRalphretort Rundown.

  • Grust

    There shouldn’t need to be laws this stupid which is why they failed. I’d rather have people qualified for the job rather than diversity.

    • Perrico de los Palotes

      DEFIRMATIVE ACTION: Women & minorities give up jobs to least qualified White males.

  • Silence Dogood

    (((true democracy))) It’s continues to baffle me how people can say such things and not understand the irony of doing so. A rigged system that disregards merit in favor of superficial traits is the exact OPPOSITE of a true democracy!

    • Typical

      Please tell me you’re not using the secret jew code up there?

      • Silence Dogood

        I use it for everything. I have appropriated it because I am a white male and that’s what white males do!

        • Typical

          Oh, well shit, it that case, carry on, although you’re actually a degenerate homo, so you are not fully privileged enough to appropriate just anything.

          I forget are gays or jews higher on the oppression scale? It’s so hard to check my privilege these days.

          • Silence Dogood

            I think the Jews win since the gays got marriage and are now accused to oppressing gays of color. The only people Jews oppress are Palestinians and the SJWs eat each other over that topic. 😛

          • Typical

            This shit is harder to keep track of than who’s who in game of thrones.

  • RevDr. Robert Foster, AbC, EfG

    Remember when folks touted the West as where, “It doesn’t matter the color of your skin, or the genitals between your legs, if you’re good enough, you get the job?”

    Pepperidge Farm remembers.

  • Dave The Sandman

    Common sense policies for a Common Sense Country

    Vote Pub Landlord!

  • Mr0303

    At least these got rejected, but these rulings are just a step away from being implemented. The idea that those were even proposed is ludicrous.

  • Maintenance Renegade

    I’m getting extremely pessimistic about the future of representative democracy precisely because between big money and insane ideological garbage like this it’s basically become incapable of doing much of anything positive.