SINEAD DES­MOND

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Life - - GIRL POWER -

TV pre­sen­ter For me feminism means men, women, trans, in­ter­sex, what­ever you iden­tify as, be­ing treated equally.

In pol­i­tics, gen­der quo­tas are clearly work­ing. But I don’t like the idea — it might be ef­fec­tive, but to me it doesn’t feel like it’s the right way to cre­ate a fair play­ing field. I’d much rather con­cen­trate on see­ing men and women get paid the same for do­ing the same job. I’m not on board with any at­ti­tude that doesn’t want to treat men with the same re­spect and fair­ness that I am ask­ing for.

Equal­ity is the goal of feminism, I don’t see how equal treat­ment of the sexes could be un­fair on ei­ther sex.

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