‘Femocracy’ not the democratic way

Your November 7 edition had a story about our local MLA who was given the privilege of overseeing the democratic election in the Ukraine.

Your November 7 edition had a story about our local MLA Michelle Mungall who was given the privilege of overseeing the democratic election in the Ukraine.

Mungall was elected to represent the NDP in a decidedly undemocratic way, in that only women were allowed to run. Now I wonder if Mungall would be OK with the Ukrainian election if only… say… men were allowed to run and women were not afforded an equal opportunity.

She was good with it when the NDP took away the right of men to run to represent the party in Nelson, so what now makes her a “democracy expert”?

And if the NDP is prepared to institute “Femocracy” internally in order to achieve mathematical equality for women in the legislature, can they be trusted to uphold the principle of “equal opportunity” if they are elected to govern?

Social equality should never be set aside in order to achieve mathematical equality for any group and the NDP cannot be trusted to take over the reins of power until they recognize that fact.

Rod Retzlaff

Glade

 

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