Just listening to Front Row on Radio 4, they were discussing the Cannes Film Festival (I think, I was washing up at the time and with regard to (again, I think, but could be wrong) the Palm D'Or for Best Director, the presenter said "And lets hope it goes to a woman!"
ERM, lets hope it goes to the person who deserves it!
I am a feminist, in that I think that everyone should be treated as equal, regardless of their gender, but this sort of attitude really gets on my wick/up my nose (chose your own!)
Statements like "Companies need more women/ethnic minorities/disabled people at board level" are just as annoying.
PEOPLE should be appointed to roles based on their ability, NOT their gender, colour or how able bodied they are!
I sometimes imagine some head of HR saying " Well, all we need now it to appoint a disabled person from an ethnic minority, who is LGBGT, and all the the boxes are ticked!"
(Dons tin helmet, gets behind the sofa and swears to just stick to posting about cats in future.)
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