Sunday, April 6, 2008

There are no women; So what?

There’s been a lot of moaning about the latest Cabinet reshuffle last week by the Singapore government. People are still talking about it as if a grave injustice has been done to the womenfolk of Singapore.

I for one don’t think so! To me, the government’s decision not to appoint a female full Minister is kind of expected. I mean how many women MPs are there in Parliament in the first place. Compare to the number of men in Parliament, I don’t understand why this decision has disappointed so many people.

I don’ care about Confucian values, how many women there are in leadership position in the Workers’ Party or The Singapore Democratic Party, but in sheer numbers chances are that men will get the most positions in the government. Surely Singaporeans are not thinking of following Norway where at least half of a company’s directors must be women. Whether of not these women are capable or suitable for the job, the law does not care.

Is that what you want?

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