Kathy Sheridan is spot on in her article in today’s Irish Times Here
She points out the gender blindness that most men but Irish men in particular seem to have. How being born male hands them an unfair advantage. Why is it that most men don’t seem embarrassed to have this unfair advantage?
It is worth repeating – Fiach Mac Conghail’s belated insight – “The fact that I haven’t programmed a new play by a female playwright is not something I can defend. This experience has presented a professional challenge to me as a programmer and has made me question the filters and factors that influence my decision-making.”
The challenge to the candidate gender quotas is proof of the resistance that suits some men. When will gender equality be an aspiration for most men? 5050 hopes by 2020……..