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I’ll have more coherent thoughts about this later – but for now:

Reding wants EU law imposing gender quotas (EUobserver, Sep. 4, 2012)

(Viviane Reding, EU commissioner for justice and home affairs. Photo credit: the EC / consilium.europa.eu)

The EU commissioner for justice and home affairs, Viviane Reding, will table a proposal in October or November that would fine or sanction state-owned companies whose supervisory boards are composed of less than 40 percent of women by 2020

Reding is a smart lady: “Reding does not wholly support the idea of quotas but believes it necessary to break the gender imbalances. She also noted that such imbalances hinder economic growth.”

If quotas is what it takes to break this trend, then bring ’em on…