The main concern for the Common Sciences and Technology Committee is that they lack female members. Norman Lamb, the chairman, says that the situation is unacceptable that the committee does not have even a single female member.
Keeping in mind the growing participation of women in every field, it is a matter of shame that there is not even one female present in the committee. Liberal Democrat MP is rightfully of the opinion that women make the team function better. The committee cannot be as effective and productive as it can be with females in it.
He continues saying, in an era where girls are taking up jobs meant for men, it is crucial to represent women in the sciences field too. Since the Conservative Science Minister, Jo Johnson is backing him up, The Liberal Democrat MP can very well rectify this issue.
The committee will be nothing but a failure when it will come to giving out an impression that the stems subject should be taken up by girls too. The Liberal Democrat says that the message given out will not be effective.
The current report is that there are three members yet to be chosen to join the Common Sciences and Technology Committee: two Conservatives and one Labour. This information was confirmed by Lamb and there were debates about whether females should be selected.
A senior female MP raised a rightful question regarding the rules of the parliament and whether it should revise its powerfully selected committees. She brought this forward since there were only 23% women of the overall candidates running for chairmanship roles.
The Women’s Parliamentary Labour Party Chairman brought it to everyone’s notice that the given numbers, which show that only three women have come forward for elections, were unusually and extremely low since almost 34% of the MPs are women. She also claimed that it was her party who was doing most of the work and carrying out all responsibilities efficiently.
Talking and writing about feminism is easy but, if real change is expected, there Is need to carry out actions too. It is high time women be given powerful and important roles in prefer for them to become an inspiration for others to follow, says Phillips. More questions need to be asked and more changes need to be made.
Women should be put in high ranking posts such that they pose as a reminder to the upcoming generation, via newspapers, television and broadcasting, that gender equality should not just be talked about, but should also be practiced. The parliament should be a live example of feminism and also be gender unbiased.
The election of women in chairmanships, like Rachel Reeves on business, Yvette Cooper at home affairs and Nicky Morgan at Treasury, was like a dream come true for many. It became a subject of joy for Phillips and all other colleagues.