<sigh>. I accept people do not agree with me and I am quite capable of changing my mind when evidence suggests my view is wrong. I'm deeply sorry that I put my points in a way that has obviously damaged the rather sensitive sensibilities of a few posters here but yes, perhaps those with such delicate views who don't like them challenged are better off avoiding discussion. So, err, bye then.
Clearly your view is that we have to positively discriminate and you won't accept that some people may disagree with it, and think that positive discrimination might not be a good thing. I have to agree with LosOjos here, I think I'll step away from discussing this with you, it seems it would be as productive as a does God exist or not argument between an atheist and a Christian.
Maybe it should, it is certainly not immune. Female MP's number around 150 out of a possible 650, there are 5 in the cabinet out of 22. Do you think women are perhaps less political?
Maybe the political system should be targeted first though, because we have had 1 female prime minister EVER, so I would have to see our percentages for that job role. Once politics has changed, then politicians can start forcing others to follow suit if that is what has to happen.