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If I ruled the world: Helena Kennedy

“I would create a bonfire of every patriarchal law”

By Helena Kennedy  

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Richard Gardner/REX/Shutterstock (1253485m) Helena Kennedy Q.C. Compass AGM, London, Britain - 27 Nov 2010

If I ruled the world, I would start by smashing some myths, like the idea that people get to leadership positions based on merit. A lie. If that were true, why are so many useless men running the world? I would introduce gender quotas across the board—from governments to corporations and public services. I want an equal number of women to men at every table. That should be the norm. Would they be better than men? Well they certainly couldn’t be worse. It would refresh some of…

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