Equality or Superiority?

Yet another pointless missive to the Independent feministas. When will I learn that they just bin these things?!

Sirs,

Once again, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is railing against inequality against women and as usual hasn’t quite grasped the problem. Her assertion that women should “fight for their rightful share of the world” misses the important point that she is campaigning for a right that men don’t have. Men don’t have the right to run companies, why should women? When women get their rights artificially boosted by quota systems, will the same quota limits be applied for men who want to work in women-dominated companies? I doubt it.

Achievement these day IS based on ability, merit and the willingness to tolerate disruption to home and social life in the struggle to reach that achievement. It is most certainly not based on pseudo-rights, quotas or gender.

The sooner campaigning feminists (to use Ms Alibhai-Brown’s phrase) realise that men aren’t their enemy and that the issues are more fundamental, then the sooner genuine equality will be achieved.

Paul Harper