women and socioeconomic theory

As a Federal election draw closer in Australia, politicians, usually male, are flooding electorates with socioeconomic theory addressing what is claimed to be the core issue in politics, the economy.

Writing in The Australian, for instance, political correspondent Samantha Maiden suggests that Prime Minister John Howard has launched a full-frontal attack on opposition leader Kevin Rudd's credentials, "declaring that only the Coalition can be trusted to deliver targets to cut Australia's greenhouse gas emissions without wrecking the economy".

On this evidence, even the most politically astute male politicians routinely ignore women's rights in favour of their own views.

When women are allowed to legislate socioeconomic theory without interruption, intimidation or alienation, the economy will be an issue of consequence.

Until then, male politicians should take a ticket and wait their turn, as women have done.

The economy will become an issue of primary consequence when constitutional reform providing for women's and men's legislatures presided over by an executive of elders accompanied by courts of women's and men's jurisdictions is enacted.

Legislatures and elections skewed towards male privilege are neither fruitful, fair or favourable to any nation.

26 April, 2007