This article puts the case for women to be heard in politics.
'What the women involved in those listening exercises chose to talk about goes right to the heart of it all. What kind of Scotland do we want and how are we going to get there? The beginnings of an answer to that from the women involved is not a crude “independence or nothing”. It’s a series of propositions and possibilities to change and improve Scotland.'
Equal gender representation does not have to be justified in any other terms than simply that it is undemocratic for half the population to not be properly represented.
We can then see that the real bonus for us all is that equal gender representation disrupts the men's club of male dominated party politics. We can all then think about building a better society - not whether mostly male MPs hang on at the next election.