Quackery around quotas patronising in the extreme, by Janet Albrechtsen.
When was the last time you heard a patient in need of surgery demanding to be treated by the best female surgeon in the hospital? Never, because it’s a patently ridiculous demand. Yet that’s what quota queens and male champions of change routinely mandate in other workplaces.
It’s just sexist rent-seeking:
Let’s not be coy about the real beneficiaries of gender targets. Those who have the most to gain are the same bunch of women who clamour for them — mostly the very small group of women who achieve disproportionate rewards from the vast increase in economic leverage conferred by targets. Scandinavians call these women the golden skirts because targets and quotas increase the demand for, and thus money paid to, women.