An all-female cabinet?

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WHat do you think?

An all-female cabinet is a great way to advance women's rights.
No, the cabinet should be equally balances between men and women
No, the cabinet posts should be held by whoever is most qualified, even if that results in a gender skew
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An all-female cabinet?

Postby Allenstadt » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:42 pm

Consider the following scenario.
The president/prime minister of the country you live in (real life country) has appointed a all-female cabinet. What would be your opinion on this matter? Would it be unfair to do this, or a great advancement of women's rights?

My opinion
I think that the cabinet should strive for a male-female balance rather than an all=female cabinet.
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Postby Aclion » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:28 pm

I prefer cabinets made of hardwood, really.
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Postby Cordel One » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:31 pm

Cabinets should really be elected by the people, but I wouldn't be bothered if someone filled their cabinet with women exclusively. It's not like it's gonna be the start of some dictatorship of women.
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Postby Picairn » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:34 pm

If these women are qualified for the office then I would cheer for the PM.
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Postby Alternamerica » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:54 pm

Ideally, the most qualified should be a part of the cabinet. But since we're striving for equality and taking into account various barriers people face, it's better to have an equal male-female ratio than an all-woman cabinet.

But kinda related to cabinets, I prefer Maplewood cabinets. Hardwood is okay
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Postby Sanghyeok » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:59 pm

If they are chosen by the people or by those in charge, then that is fine.

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Postby Ideal Britain » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:59 pm

I would think this is wrong. The male and female perspectives on issues are often equally valid but different.Also either gender could potentially be biased. I think they should strive for gender balance.
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Postby Purpelia » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:00 pm

The only thing I care about when it comes to people running my country is how qualified they are for their job and what ideology they espouse. As long as those two criteria are filled and filled well I couldn't care less if they are all male, female or little green men from mars.
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Postby Wuchu » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:01 pm

Just putting women into power is a liberal delusion of what is "feminist." Of course, representation matters, and women ought to be encouraged to participate in politics, but in the past, female world leaders have often been awful, not just on women's affairs but just in general (looking at you, Thatcher and Thatcher 2: Brexit Boogaloo) - so, clearly, just being a cis woman doesn't automatically give you the feminist card.

Power politics will exist with or without a female president or an all-female cabinet. As long as the structure remains the same, it will produce the same results.

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Postby Nuroblav » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:42 pm

If they were elected democratically then that should be fine. Can't guarantee they would get my support, but that's the same with any so there you go :p
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Postby New Lizhou » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:45 pm

If the leader of my country chose the cabinet, it's bad, no matter what gender they are.
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Postby ImperialRussia » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:49 pm

It’s most qualified for debate the gender or beauty doesn’t matter

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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:53 pm

No thanks. We've had enough things rebooted with an all-female cast to realise that novelty in composition tends to be a replacement for rather than a prelude to novelty in content.
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Postby New Carthagea » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:58 pm

Feminism is being destroyed by people who think putting women in all places of power is empowerment. Ensuring that a woman does not get denied a position of power or authority on the basis of her gender is more important than the latter, which is just a gimmick to make themselves look as a progressive leader to their people.
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Postby South Odreria 2 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:00 am

Both men and women should be in leadership roles, things work better that way.
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Postby Risottia » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:22 am

Allenstadt wrote:Would it be unfair to do this, or a great advancement of women's rights?


The point is: are the ministers qualified enough?
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Postby Telconi » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:24 am

Risottia wrote:
Allenstadt wrote:Would it be unfair to do this, or a great advancement of women's rights?


The point is: are the ministers qualified enough?

Basically this, they ought to be appointed on the basis of their skills, not on what sort of naughty bits hide in their underwear.
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Postby Risottia » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:25 am

New Lizhou wrote:If the leader of my country chose the cabinet, it's bad, no matter what gender they are.

Excuse me, who appoints the ministers in your country?
Because in most countries I know they're chosen by the head of the executive, sworn in by the head of state, and given confidence (collectively or individually) by the legislative.
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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:16 am

Were all male cabinets particularly damaging for the centuries they were the norm? Based on the experiences of recent times mixed cabinets don't seem much different in effect to single sex ones, so I doubt an all female cabinet would do anything much different.

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Postby Broader Confederate States » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:28 am

I think there was a joke about neoliberalism I heard once that went something like "neoliberalism: when it's a national issue 50% of slaveowners aren't women".
Hyperbolic, for sure, but kind of accurate; the problem isn't the male―female ratio, it's the fact that the whole thing inevitably corrupts over time and stops representing their people. Adding in a couple female billionaires doesn't really solve the whole... you know, "military-industrial-congressional complex" thing. Or the increasing militarization of police. Or the fact that certain plants are illegal because of religion in an ostensibly secular society. Or... you get the point. If someone's actually willing to tackle the actual issues rather than pandering to some claimed camraderie with the voter entirely on the basis of their gender.
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Postby Eahland » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:37 am

It'd be a huge improvement over the current incumbent's method of selecting the least qualified of all possible candidates.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:41 am

Are they appointed because of their skills and qualifications? Then sure slap that bad boy up.

If not then no i wouldnt like it.
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Postby Free Las Pinas » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:42 am

Putting women in positions of power alone and giving men and women equal representation on the basis of having equal presentation isn't empowerment. If not for a democratically elected cabinet, the most qualified individuals should be selected. If it just so happens that it's all men, all women, or equally balanced, then so be it.
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Postby Glorious Hong Kong » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:41 am

That would depend on the method used to appoint the ministers. If they were picked solely because they were female or due to the existence of a gender quota, then that would be discrimination against men and just plain wrong. But if they were picked based solely on personal merit and because all the male candidates really, REALLY suck at what they do (unlikely), then this is fair. Equality of opportunity trumps equality of outcome. The first form of equality is compatible with social liberal principles and a capitalist system. The second is more closely associated with Marxism and social democratic principles.

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Postby Pilipinas and Malaya » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:58 am

If the women are among the best in their field, then yes, I would definitely agree with it. If it was purely for political reasons like appealing to the hardcore feminists, then no. The thing that should be evaluated here is skill at their field, not anything else.
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