Feminist bias in the Irish media

shiel

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You are still ignoring the preferences of female voters. You have been ignoring the wishes of women for quite a while now.
The people who control our preferences are those who control our mass media.

The under-representation of women in the parliaments of the world is not high on their agenda.
 


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The people who control our preferences are those who control our mass media.

The under-representation of women in the parliaments of the world is not high on their agenda.
And the mass media is controlled by the patriarchy. It all makes sense Now.
 
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People don't remain teenagers forever, so it's not clear that the needs and interests of teenagers are genuinely that different from those of older people.
But times change. A teenager in 2020 has different concerns than one in 2010 or 2030, yet 0% of the Dáil are teenagers. Only 2% of TDs are in their 20s. You think it okay that only 2% of the Dáil are under 30%?
 

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But times change. A teenager in 2020 has different concerns than one in 2010 or 2030, yet 0% of the Dáil are teenagers. Only 2% of TDs are in their 20s. You think it okay that only 2% of the Dáil are under 30%?
How many are under 18? Shouldn't children have a voice too?
 

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No. We have decided on 18 as the age. However, posters feel there should be a quota for women but appear hypocritical in their double standards towards the under 30s.
It's not hypocritical, otherwise "deciding on 18" would be far worse then just hypocrisy. It would be an appalling refusal of human rights to all those under 18.

Because age is a temporary state, unlike sex.
 

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It's not hypocritical, otherwise "deciding on 18" would be far worse then just hypocrisy. It would be an appalling refusal of human rights to all those under 18.

Because age is a temporary state, unlike sex.
But there's no such thing as sex. A man today might be a woman tomorrow, a neutral the day after. Couldn't a politician say "I'm actually a woman today" and then meet the quota?
 

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Also, a poll was done on this site a few years ago and there was a large majority of males. This suggests that Politics isn't as interesting to women, the figures in the Dáil reflect the figures on this site which has no barriers to join.
 

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No. We have decided on 18 as the age. However, posters feel there should be a quota for women but appear hypocritical in their double standards towards the under 30s.
Women are in a majority in what is supposed to be a representative democracy.
 

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So they don’t deserve representation in your view of democracy?
All deserve representation.

But women, because they live longer, are a majority in the electorate.

Yet their interests, perspectives and talents have been excluded from political representation for centuries.

Even after receiving the right to vote a century or so ago they are still marginalised in the democratic institutions of what are supposed to be representative democracies the world over.
 

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All deserve representation.

But women, because they live longer, are a majority in the electorate.

Yet their interests, perspectives and talents have been excluded from political representation for centuries.

Even after receiving the right to vote a century or so ago they are still marginalised in the democratic institutions of what are supposed to be representative democracies the world over.
they have not been excluded which infers an active policy against them. The actual fact is, not as many women are interested in joining political parties, or even movements. You want to ignore preferences. If beatings were still allowed, you’d probably advocate for that.

disgusting.
 


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