Here’s your seat M’am

This Newsweek article argues that women can and should be given more political representations in parliaments (even by means of implemented quotas if necessary) as it not only gives women the visibility they deserve–given how they are statistically about half the governed population–but also because they bring to the debating table a different set of concerns that male-dominated parliaments might overlook (e.g. child welfare, support to working mothers, and domestic violence). In some sense this argument is pushing literally for gender equality in terms of parliament seat numbers.

Are such parliamentary seat quotas are really necessary to ensure greater gender equality OR equity?

Do you see this happening in Singapore? Would you want to see this happen in Singapore? Why?

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2 thoughts on “Here’s your seat M’am

  1. Are such parliamentary seat quotas are really necessary to ensure greater gender equality OR equity?
    – Yes
    – Because based on merit, employers prefer to choose males (discrimination!) and therefore, there should be quotas The country should not be ruled by males alone.

    Do you see this happening in Singapore? Would you want to see this happen in Singapore? Why?
    – Yes because there a few women in the parliament.
    – Yes, EQUALITY.

  2. Are such parliamentary seat quotas are really necessary to ensure greater gender equality OR equity?
    Yes.gender equality.

    Do you see this happening in Singapore? Would you want to see this happen in Singapore? Why?

    Yes.in general, the number of women in the parliament is proportionately lesser than that of men.
    This could due to the belief that men are more capable than women.A general stereotype.
    It can also be attributed to historical reasons.As it has always been the men who are running the country, there is virually no reason for a need to call for a change since they are doing fine.Furthermore, there is no reason why the country should take the risk of having a women government as they can never predict how it will turn out to be.

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