Item: Britain needs gender equality quotas now, Fawcett Society says (emphasis mine)
Quotas to get more women into key positions in politics, business and the arts must be introduced to address a massive imbalance of power in Britain, according to equality campaigners.
With a statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett set to become the first of a woman in London’s Parliament Square on Tuesday, analysis from the Fawcett Society Sex and Power Index has shown that men still overwhelmingly dominate positions of power in every sector of society.
The figures show that women make up only 6% of FTSE 100 chief executives, 16.7% of supreme court justices, 17.6% of national newspaper editors, 26% of cabinet ministers and 32% of MPs.
“When we see this data brought together it is both shocking and stark – despite some prominent women leaders, men haven’t let go of the reins of power and progress is painfully slow,” said Sam Smethers, chief executive of the Fawcett Society.
“Equality won’t happen on its own. We have to make it happen. That is why we are calling for time-limited use of quotas and making all jobs flexible by default.”
I used to say as warning that Equality & Diversity always lead to mandatory quotas. It was a warning because you rarely heard of quotas being called for except by euphemism (like “affirmative action” or “greater participation”). Yet here are quotas named and asked for.
What is true, and what we should agree with, is that equality will never happen on its own. It has to be made to happen. And the only way to do that is by enforced mandatory quotas. What a dismal state that will be.
Note the picture above shows the ‘equal pay’ canard is quite old.
As the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements shine a light on some of the hazards of working while female, coworking hubs for women and people who identify as non-binary are popping up around the country.
One of the newest of these is Minnesota’s The Coven, which just opened in March and has already accumulated more than 200 members from a wide range of industries — from finance to law to real estate to art or nonprofits…
At The Coven, a sign at the front entrance reads “Witches don’t apologize.” A hot-pink collage-like mural wall features famous women’s faces, from Harriet Tubman to Rihanna, while artwork by local women artists, like painter Ashley Mary, hangs throughout the two-floor space…Members-only professional programming includes speakers on themed topics each month, from financial health to body positivity.
It looks like I was wrong in my story about Hillary joining a coven. Not in that it happened, because it did, but why The Wing (where Hillary visited) removed “coven” from their pages advertising their women’s only safe spaces. I conjectured they did so because of the embarassing publicity. But it now appears likely they changed because rivals already snagged the name. I am still only guessing, but it’s at least plausible. That leads to the next Item.
Do The Most Good
We call our business “The Coven” because it has power and energy. We believe when women gather together, they create magic. Those who practice Wicca believe in doing the most good, and so do we. All of our business decisions are made following this mantra, in the spirit of doing the most good for our community.
These are some quotes found cruising around the Coven’s site. “The Coven, a space where all women are empowered to do whatever the hell they want.” “Regardless of her ample academic and professional accomplishments Bethany still wrestles with imposter syndrome but believes dismantling the patriarchy will help.” “Erinn’s favorite color is black everything, and when she’s not busy trying to prepare the world for her two little gOOns …”
Given all that, can anybody explain to me what a “non-binary person” is? I would think that since everybody can only be what they are, all people are singular and thus non-binary. Binary appears to allow one to switch modes.
I don’t know. This is witchcraft and I don’t know the proper spells.