Friday, 13 November 2009
UPDATE: This post has become reality with the Campaign For A Gender Balanced Commission!
Dear fellow bloggers,
in case Barroso proposes a Commission with less women than in the last one, we should call for a European Blog Action addressing as many MEPs as possible asking to reject the proposed Commission.
This is not just about gender balance within the college, this is about the credibility of EU policies in promoting gender equality and anti-discrimination in general. This matter is thus also about the credibility of the EU as a whole, and the former is as important to me as the latter.
We could already start with this European Blog Action as soon as it would be clear that non of the top posts - Commission President, European Council President, and "Foreign Minister" (the High Representative) - would be a woman, since rejecting the Commission also means rejecting the High Representative.
Anyone ready to join?
PS.: This post is encouraged by the latest bad news in the media, but also by this interview Macarena did with Commissioner Wallström.