What is equality? And how do feminists seek to achieve gender equality?

(The EU is trying to push a 40% quota for women in board rooms by 2020). Equality is an impossible ideal, no two people are equal. So to say that a certain percentage of women need to be in government or in board rooms is not about achieving equality because meritocracy is undermined. One cannot achieve... show more (The EU is trying to push a 40% quota for women in board rooms by 2020).

Equality is an impossible ideal, no two people are equal. So to say that a certain percentage of women need to be in government or in board rooms is not about achieving equality because meritocracy is undermined. One cannot achieve equality by quotas especially when these quotas are only for the top jobs in society. Feminists never argue for 50% of garbage collectors should be women for example. Does allocating 50% of the only the best jobs to women mean equality? Should 50% of the lanes in the 100m sprint be allocated to white men? Should 72% of NBA players be white to create equality since African Americans make up only 12% of the US population and should therefore be limited to only 12% of the jobs in the NBA? When a certain group of people perform well in a particular field of endeavor does that mean that others are discriminated against? How do quotas achieve gender equality?

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Update: @ Prettylittle Liar - You make no sense whatsoever. For example almost all sport teams are owned by old white men the "old boys club" as you put it yet they hire almost all black players. Its all about merit. It has nothing to do with discrimination at all. If waht you said was true then they would only... show more @ Prettylittle Liar - You make no sense whatsoever. For example almost all sport teams are owned by old white men the "old boys club" as you put it yet they hire almost all black players. Its all about merit. It has nothing to do with discrimination at all. If waht you said was true then they would only hire white players but its actually the opposite. These women my be qualified but are they the BEST. If they were they would already have been hired. The list does not prove discrimination at all.
Update 2: @ Tea - Please dont forget the Glass Cellars, men account for almost 98% of workers doing the most dangerous, dirty and back breaking work. Equality demands that women take their place alongside the garbage men and sewer workers and construction workers etc. Not only the board rooms. There is no such thing as a... show more @ Tea - Please dont forget the Glass Cellars, men account for almost 98% of workers doing the most dangerous, dirty and back breaking work. Equality demands that women take their place alongside the garbage men and sewer workers and construction workers etc. Not only the board rooms. There is no such thing as a glass ceiling or an old boys club or patriarchy these are all feminist lies. Women have never been discriminated against in the way Jews or blacks have been its all just rubbish.
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