The Examined Life

Where I torture reality till it confesses the truth

The Women’s Reservation Bill is a Bad Idea (Comments Off)

7/08/14 •

A bill to reserve 33% of seats in legislatures for women would be a bad idea at any time; it is a terrible idea when a popular leader like Modi, with tendencies towards authoritarianism, is Prime Minister. A characteristic of the Parliamentary System is that it tends to weaken the power of parliaments over time. […]