A feminist member of Iceland's Independence Party, Ragnheiður Ríkharðsdóttir, has recently stated she wants the country's parliament to be women only. Men would resign. The idea was endorsed by parliament members from Iceland’s Left-Green party. The Independence Party initially proposed Iceland be run by an all-female parliament between 2017 and 2019. Supporters of the idea claimed the world would be a better place if it were run by women.
Iceland's proposal is based on traditional feminist stereotypes of women being fair, collaborative and thoughtful whereas men are self-centered and confrontational. In the real world, feminist gender stereotypes have proven to be a farce.
For example, American female politicians created the Campus Accountability & Safety Act, The intent of this Act is to remove any male student accused of sexual assault from college regardless of his guilt or innocence. How is this being fair? Female politicians don’t give a damn about what happens to innocent male students. They only care about women. Also, female politicians and women's groups continuously fight against paternity fraud legislation. Their efforts have forced many husbands into financing and raising their wife's boyfriend's children. These women are only concerned with the well being of the mother. They have no interest in helping frauded husbands. How is this being thoughtful? The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) wrote a document titled "Sentencing Women Offenders: A Training Curriculum for Judges". The document advocates giving female criminals more lenient sentences than male criminals. The NAWJ has advocated the report for a decade. How is this fair and equitable? In June 2014, a study led by Dr. Elizabeth Bates, University of Cumbria, concluded women were slightly more likely than men to be the perpetrators of domestic violence. How does committing domestic violence make women better than men? Additionally, in America, domestic violence shelters are almost always run by women. They have refused to allow male domestic abuse victims into their shelters nor give them any assistance. Is this supposed to represent women's fairness? An FBI report "Crime in the US 2011" Table 33, indicates women commit 25% of all violent crime and 38% of all burglary type crimes. There is nothing thoughtful and benevolent about either statistic. Lastly, if women are so collaborative then US Congress should be at its zenith. Currently, there are more women in Congress than at anytime in US history. Yet, rather than being more productive and cooperative, Congress has become more divided, more extreme and increasingly uncompromising.
The idea that women are the fair, cooperative sex is a female chauvinist farce. People should be judged on the basis of their actions not - as Iceland's feminist government suggest - their gender.
Feminist Iceland is slowly becoming more like 20th century apartheid South Africa using gender rather than race as its method of bigotry. Perhaps this is the reason why its people (according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development 2013) consume the most antidepressant drugs of any country in the world.