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Tibtom · 21/06/2021 17:27

Is it a step forward for feminism to have laws that declare a public board with not women on it is equality?

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CuriousaboutSamphire · 21/06/2021 17:49

I am intrigued...

334bu · 21/06/2021 17:56

I think this refers to the Scottish Gender Equality on Public Boards Act, where you don't have to be born female to get the female spot on the board. A driving licence or utility bill with your female name is enough and even then you can't be asked to provide it.

Tibtom · 21/06/2021 18:31

The Scottish Government passed a law last year that declared an all male public board meets equality standards. I believe the Fawcett society declared similar about an all male parliament. To me this is scandalous but was wondering how feminisn sans sex would support this?

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ItsAllGoingToBeFine · 21/06/2021 18:39

If , as some do, you define feminism as including men, then yes it is a step forward. It is really shitty for women though...

There is some gardening to be done around this issue as For Women Scotland are appealing...

334bu · 22/06/2021 00:37

A liberal democrat MEP told me that a shortlist for a parliamentary seat with 3 men and 3 transwomen fulfilled the need for equal balance of the sexes.

EmpressWitchDoesntBurn · 22/06/2021 00:51

At a meeting of the Fawcett Society and the 50/50 Parliament campaign a few years ago, Lib Dem MP Sal Brinton said that she’d be happy with a Parliament where all members were biologically male as long as half of them didn’t identify that way.

Tibtom · 22/06/2021 08:45

To what extent are we allowed to discuss this travesty against woman's rights before mumsnet decides that us discussing how men are able to take women's place and for the total exclusion of women not to be considered an issue is not feminism?

@MNHQ perhaps you can help us out here?

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GoldenBlue · 22/06/2021 12:08

A huge feminist issue. But it'll be hived off because the issue relates to conflation of sex and gender when it comes to equality.

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