Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
You won't even find one word in my comments about "socially constructed" roles. I never said women are best cooking hence they should stay in the kitchen.
I am completely for women's freedom to pick their jobs, careers, hobbies, or partners, according to their preferences, talents, desires, expectations.

And I am certainly more for freedom than you, who seem to want to push swathes of population into roles they don't choose, and punish those who choose them and are good at it. I am also, definitely, more liberal than those who continue to divide the society in classes and think the individual is nothing more than a little wheel in the big mechanism of his class or category, that his destiny is decided by the society or his class, that we can move him around, take and throw as we please, according to our own worldview that we made up for ourselves.
For when you leave someone out of work - and their family in danger - despite their competences, because they  don't fit this category whose presence you want to impose in this precise proportion that you know is the good one, that's just what you do.

Instead of decreeing that there must be 10% black MPs because there are 10% black people, we need to work on the base, on the education of - not black, but poor and/or immigrant populations; fair access to high schools and higher level jobs; above all, appreciation of and interest in the democratic game; and so on.

Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! (Martin Luther King)

by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot franša) on Tue Nov 11th, 2008 at 06:51:36 AM EST
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