If female politicians in London are indicative of the norm, they should return to the kitchen - at least then they could be said to be giving something back to the community by providing for their family instead of feeding from the public trough.
Newly elected Gina Barber is already bullying council to give special consideration to women when deciding who shall be appointed to boards and committees.
A rookie city council member led a successful push last night for more diversity on boards and commissions.Barber is sending the wrong message to all Londoners by suggesting councillors should be chosen on the basis of their genitalia rather than their expected competence to fill a given position. The last thing we need are a bunch of self-proclaimed "victims" running the show, but diversity these days is not about individual difference but all about obtaining handouts by virtue of your identification with a recognized "oppressed" visible minority.
Coun. Susan Eagle backed Barber with a motion to replace Polhill with Coun. Cheryl Miller, who spent the last eight months on the fair board.There are a total of 7 women and 12 men elected to council. If we play the marginalization game and include Harold Usher, that means 8 members of council are "visible minorities." Diversity bullying seems to be working, for men are outnumbered 2:1 on the planning committee. I'd be willing to pay an extra few bucks a year to provide all female council members with free MidolTM.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Posted by Lisa Turner on Thursday, November 30, 2006