ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Representation for Women

Should Feminists Support Quotas?

Justifications for gender quotas in legislative bodies must move beyond an evaluation of the consequences of such a policy. It is a mistake to think that gender quotas will essentialise or trap women in their identity as women. Different women have been excluded from parliamentary politics in different ways, and it is necessary to devise political measures for their inclusion which take these differences into account.

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