Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Of Britain Elections and lady voters as "filler material"

Britain goes to the polls on the 6th of May 2010. And as usual, the ladies and gentlemen of British citizenry will have equal suffrage rights (to vote as well as run for office).

The million Pound question is: supposing I was in a position to, and I go right ahead and revoke the woman’s suffrage rights right now, would it make any difference to the eventual outcome of the elections? I’ll hazard a guess and say NO. At least, not in any fundamental way!

Men would still win the elective positions, albeit with fewer votes. For the life of me, I still can’t figure out the significant difference between a man winning a seat with one million votes, or winning the seat with a half of a vote provided it’s proven beyond an iota of doubt that the individual won fair and square.

In other words, British ladies are “Filler materials” - adding bulk devoid of any quality- in the political process. Maybe they should go back to the kitchen. And they can sue me!

All I am intimating here is that British Ladies constitute one hell of a disappointing role model for the rest of the developing world as far as gender and politics issues are concerned. This is especially so given that they know from practical experience that ladies can and do make good, if not perfect, leaders. I am talking of the “Iron Lady”, Margaret Thatcher!

Ladies in the rest of the world expect -and deserve- better from the British ladies. Unless, of course, they have joined the rest of their less enlightened ladies who:

A) Have a “weakness mentality” I.e. They know (then again, may be not!) that they are as strong as their male counterparts but they believe that “leaders” is the Greek word for “men”.
b) take reject votes (after men have already taken the better votes) in which case try as they may, their votes cannot elect a lady as the reject votes will not count anyway, being rejects and all…

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