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Gender equality: Only if it is convenient

The Spanish Government of Rodríguez Zapatero likes to show off gender equality, while it has introduced legislation to require companies to have their boards of directors include a certain percentage of women. What stupidity; now being a woman or a man is officially a legal criteria for discrimination.

Proper defense of gender equality would be to fight against discrimination based on sex. However, when Trinidad Jiménez (foreign affairs Minister in Rodríguez Zapatero’s government) had to take part in the relationships between Spain and Morocco, she was displaced in favor of another intermediary (a man), because Morocco does not accept to negotiate with women.

Where is the gender equality defense that Rodríguez Zapatero used to preach about so frequently? Why does not he stand up before Morocco and supports Trinidad Jiménez as Spain’s delegate to Morocco? The answer is simply that Rodríguez Zapatero’s government has used “equality” exclusively as a publicity stunt. The discourse about gender equality is just one more comfortable lie from this government.