Saturday, January 21, 2006

Compulsion for Corporates

From today's Feminist Daily News;

New Law in Norway Requires Women to be 40 Percent of Corporate Boards
Publicly traded private companies in Norway are now obliged to have 40 percent of corporate boards to be comprised of women and have been given two years to meet the requirement. Karita Bekkemellem, Minister of Children and Equality, has threatened to dissolve any company that does not do so, reports the New York Times.

This is a truly appalling misuse of state power.

That aside, it beats me why women want a situation where they can never be sure if they progress on their own merits.


Anonymous said...

"Minister of Children and Equality"!!!
Good god, will this madness never end.

Anonymous said...

Absurd. I suspect they will see some Norwegian companies move out of the country. Does the same law require that 40%of all women work full time jobs and that 40% of all women take the courses at university for such positions?

Oswald Bastable said...

I used to think the scenario in 'Atlas Shrugged' was a bit overstated.

used to, that is...