Sunday, August 28, 2005

Swedish odd spot

I thought I'd share this one with you since it gave me a good laugh.

In left-liberal Sweden they actually have an "Equality Minister". He has come under fire, though, because the unit he set up to implement gender equality in employment has only three men in a staff of 28.

Not unreasonably he was asked by journalists "how he expected to bring equality to society if he couldn't even bring it to his own equality unit."

His excuse was that not enough competent men were coming forward to fill the positions.

Which ought to have led him to consider the fact that men and women differ in their natures and will not be interested in doing exactly the same things. Which is why understanding "equality" to mean an equal number of men and women in all fields is such a grossly ill-conceived piece of social engineering.

Frankly, I'm relieved that few Swedish men want to work as state bureaucrats enforcing gender sameness on society.

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