Its almost everywhere now. Any party, committee, members of staff, artists on exhibition, every kind of people has to be represented everywhere. “We haven’t got enough women firefighters” – we hear on the news. And there should be a person from every race or ethnicity or ability for every group. Why? To tick the box? If there would be real equality nobody would ask which type of person you are, the only important thing would be if you can do you job well. Having “Women in Art” museums and exhibitions without “Men in Art” next door is not an acknowledgement but patronising.
Dragging crowds of woman into army, police, government, etc. is plain stupid. There are less of us here because we don’t generally want to be here. Men, I’m sorry, can’t breastfeed or get pregnant whatever governments are trying to tell us. And if all women are gone firefighting, who’s going to do these?(29 January2009)