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Norway Smashes the Glass Ceiling
by purplelizzy (purplelizzy)
at March 6th, 2008 (08:42 pm)

http://lifeandhealth.guardian.co.uk/women/story/0,,2262450,00.html

I hope someone from Norway sees this post and can comment.

Norway has introduced, and, more importantly, is enforcing, a quota for female board members of large companies. All the usual arguments for and against quotas ensue.

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Posted by: purplelizzy (purplelizzy)
Posted at: March 11th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)

But is an official female quota any worse than the unofficial male quotas that have existed since time immemorium? I know it is kind of hard to swallow on an individual level but maybe it will actually help to level the playing field.

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Posted by: purplelizzy (purplelizzy)
Posted at: March 12th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)

If only that could have happened in the past. Imagine all the individual women who have been passed over in favour of a man, because a man "fits in better" or "has more experience" (translation: has more experience of being a man) or just because he was a member of a particular male only school or club.

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Posted by: purplelizzy (purplelizzy)
Posted at: March 13th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)

So, then if this levels up the playing field and leads to less unfairness all round in the future, maybe it is worth the short term pain?

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Posted by: purplelizzy (purplelizzy)
Posted at: March 14th, 2008 10:58 am (UTC)

Can you expand a bit?

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Posted by: purplelizzy (purplelizzy)
Posted at: March 17th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC)

That might happen, but likely for different reasons than in the past.

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