‘Improving’ gender diversity – a socialist initiative

I recently posted a piece about ‘improving’ gender balance in the boardroom being socialism’s Trojan Horse:


I’m grateful to Georgina for pointing me towards a piece on Guido Fawkes’s blog about PES Women, the women’s section of the Party of European Socialists, which has called for companies that don’t have more than 40% female board members to be dissolved. PES Woman president Zita Gurmai extolled:

‘Aspirations are not enough. We need concrete targets to be met (40% of women on boards) and concrete consequences if those targets are missed. The crisis must not be an excuse for not including more women in decision-making positions.’

The link to the piece on Guido Fawkes’s blog:


None of the Norwegian companies which delisted following the introduction of quotas for women on boards have relisted. Are we heading towards a future in which companies that follow socialist thinking (by ‘improving’ gender diversity in their senior reaches) gradually fail, and companies which don’t follow socialist thinking delist and succeed?


About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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