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?