It would appear that there’s gender equity and then there’s gender equity:
Indeed, with this precedent, there seems no reason why more male leaders should not soon inspire female staff at Rape Crisis, BPAS and Women’s Aid, or transform the new Women’s Equality party into the more broadly empowering Reg’s party, or welcome us to Marie – and Reg – Stopes, Regnet, the Reg Fawcett Society.
Assuming some women candidates for the NCT job, assuming they existed, had qualifications that rivalled Mr Wilkie’s, one notes that equality law does exempt some occupations, for instance in gender-specific services, religions, political shortlists, even acting, where a particular casting might look as wrong as a male Sheila Kitzinger.
Not, of course, that we want to lose Mr Wilkie. I am sure we all look forward, with enormous interest, to his thoughts on orgasmic birth.
So there’s your bit, over there, which is manly and we have to share that equally. And there’s this bit over here, which is womanly and all you men can fick off.
Yes, most equitable, no?