Reader's Blog: When women vote for Trump, then nothing will change

Reader's Blog: When women vote for Trump, then nothing will change

When women vote for Trump, then nothing will change International Women’s Day, yesterday, asked how women ‘can help forge a more gender-balanced world’. The day is intended to highlight inequality.

The truth is that nothing much will happen about gender inequality until women use their majority status to elect more women to the democratic parliaments of the world.

Even after the imposition of a quota, our own Dail is nearly 80% male.

The situation will not change unless, and until, women’s attitudes also change, in relation to their own under-representation in what are supposed to be representative democracies.

For example, it is hard to see how the world will become more gender-balanced when a large proportion of women voted for a misogynist like US President Donald Trump, though they had a competent and experienced woman, Hillary Clinton, on< the ballot paper for the most powerful political post in the world.

A Leavy

Sutton

Dublin

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