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Sex Quotas and Gender

The Green Party's Constitution has left the Party marooned in 2012. The Party is now dated.


Section 9.2.1 specifies "two Leaders (one male, one female)". Oh the horror! The Greens are discriminatory. And worse, boringly binary. Only the cis-gendered may lead.


The Greens stand in stark contrast to all other parties: any member anywhere along the gender spectrum may lead the Labour Party, the National Party or the Act Party. Not so the Greens. The cis-gendered are specified. Only binaries need apply.


Newsroom reports that Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick sees value in constitutional change but she hasn’t made her own mind up about what that might look like.


“It could be a Te Tiriti-based model, or non-binary or trans, there’s so many options."


It's very exciting because non-binary and trans could be grafted to Te Tiriti in new and innovative ways. There's lots of options and endless possibilities.


Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson views the cis-gender bias as very 2012: “I think there’s an overwhelming interrogation of the gender-stringent part of the leadership…Probably, we’re moving past that male/female binary.’’


We should all take note: the entire country has taken onboard sex and ethnic quotas as fair and reasonable and it's not at all clear where they will end. The Green's deliberations may well hold a clue.

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The Greens are the epitome of racist and sexist.


They judge people by the colour of their skin, not the content of their character.


Have they learned NOTHING from the last century of human rights history?

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Sooo... if they had a man as 1 leader, & a man who thought he was a woman as the other leader, would that not upset the women who think they are men?

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tjalling.jonker
tjalling.jonker
19 apr 2021
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with no less than 33 genders being identified, the possible combinations are endless......😂🤣

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maggy.wassilieff
maggy.wassilieff
19 apr 2021

It just seems so inequitable having leaders, and so 20th Century.

Surely Green Party members don't need to be led, haven't they all arrived at "The Truth".

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Re: Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick's comment "......there’s so many options." It's ...."there are" NOT "there is". Learn English!

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Rodney Hide
Rodney Hide
19 apr 2021
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Very good. I wondered about correcting it but then thought that's bad form because it's a direct quote. I thought of writing [sic] but thought that's pretentious. And so I left it. I didn't want to be a colonial mansplainer.


Rodney

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Robin Gardiner
Robin Gardiner
19 apr 2021

A wacky party with a wacky constitution Why do they think with less than 10% of the vote they have the control

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Because their definition of 'thinking' isn't even in the dictionary.

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