Gender quotas are discrimination too

Missive to the Independent after a particularly whiny leader piece moaning about the pace of change in getting women appointed to executive boards:


I disapprove of discrimination in any form. The thing is, discrimination itself has many forms – both negative and positive. All are wrong.

Just as it is wrong to block a board appointment due to gender, it is also wrong to force one for the same reason. The cause of equality will not be furthered by having token uteruses on executive boards to fulfil some politically-correct and arbitrary quota system.

If that is the answer to the problem, then I respectfully suggest that the problem has not been sufficiently analysed or understood.

Paul Harper