Tuesday, December 9, 2014
What topic is better; ‘Politics in women’ or ‘Women in Politics’?
I am not going to read the pages of political history of the country in detail and paste them here. No point doing it, by now everyone who is interested in knowing bit of POLITICS know who involved in Politics, women in Politics, politics in women, Men in Politics , Politics in Men.
Even if you take data in percentages, it is the MEN who involved in Active Politics compared to the women involvement. I am thinking of the Global political situation as well. I wonder whether it is because women don’t get much chance to enter in to active hierarchical stages of politics or they do not have earned enough of what ever they need to become top in political arenas, unless there is an unavoidable situation.
I don’t know in the Asian Part of the world, whether the women get ‘political push’ from the departments or ministries of ‘home is where your heart is’ place. And I strongly believe that Men don’t get chances to sustain if their wife hearts do not fully support their aims and objectives in politics, by taking care of home ministries, giving secret add vices etc.
And I believe if they can handle small small varjana of home ministries, they can catch the whole world. Varjana / strikes for instance, if the Political figures regularly ban, strike, not present at mealy occasions ‘they will have to experience hunger and get chances to understand what it truly means. (Kidding)
What politics is that?
Let me move in to my big topic ‘women in politics’ in Sri Lanka.
According to fetusly knowledge of politics, we have two big parties in Sri Lanka and all other parties are compared to ‘small in size’. If you think of the total number of members, I am not thinking of the followers mainly, its involvements in political activities, how these parties represent them selves in a society gives them their places in the society.
If you take UNP party for instance, I have a feeling that, for a woman there is no big chances to reach top positions in the party, when they are not in POWER, mainly. I can’t remember they getting in to big ministries (Pardon me if I am wrong here) as top admin positions. I am thinking whether they become sort of isolating within the big politicians or I can’t think of a reason, perhaps a big political analytic can give us a big picture about ‘women involvements , positions of women with regard to getting chances in to enter in to top positions.
I know there are roses in the UNP party, I believe this rose that I am referring is a total figure in the party and what she does or did in to promote the party in to higher position is tremendous and can be easily appreciated.
I am talking about Mrs. Rosy Senenayake in the current political figures of women in Politics. She once revealed her opinion on ‘the chances of women to contest for a presidential election in general, and the opportunities that a woman member of the UNP party gets to contest for a presidential election
wo’ (2014. 06 . 27) m;a;fra wñ;a uOqrx. fukak fufyu wykj
(Q): Tn;=ñh;a ckdêm;sjrKhg bosrsm;a fjk nj weursldfõos lsh, ;snqK fkao @
(my;ska oelafjkqfha tu iïmQraK ms<s;=ru fkdfõ)
fiakdkdhl uy;añh: “ldka;djlg ckdêm;sjrKhg hdug yels miqìula .ek l:d l,d ta jf.au tlai;a cd;sl mlaIfha ldka;djlg ta ;;ajhg hd fkdyels ;;ajhla ;sfnk nj;a uu lsõjd' tfyu ke;sj ckdêm;s ue;sjrKhg oeka bosrsm;a fjkak lsisu woyila kE'”
q) In America, you have stated that you will be contesting for the Precedential Election?
(Amith Madhuranga of Ada Daily Paper has questioned Mrs. Rosy Senenayake and the interview was published in the paper (2014 / 06 / 27) the Interview was done in Sinhala I tried to translate the conversation in to English
Following is not the entire answer given by Mrs. Senanayake
“I spoke of a background that a woman has to contest for a presidential election. I also said that there is no situation for a female member of the UNP Party to contest for a presidential election. Otherwise, I have no immediate idea to contest for the presidential election”
I believe for a woman if she is planning to proceed in the Political field she should get chances, opportunities to sustain in the field, that is relevant and important. It is different when it comes to ‘a woman contesting as an independent contestant. But it is entirely different, especially when you are a member of a particular party, you have to follow the party rules and regulations, traditions, ethics, or the procedures that the party members have been following over years, you are given no alternative. I mean the chances that you get to hold higher positions. And also with regard to agreements or disagreements over chairing ‘the leadership positions’ when there is no solid agreements among its members, within the structure it is something that you should
question. Or agreements with regard to party representation in bigger contesting positions like presidential election, if you find no strong positions to contest, or you do not like to junior or other senior members to represent, even if they have enough of qualifications, I believe you have to think of your positions, sustainability in the field as a female member of a party.
I guess most the things are attached to ‘decision making’, probably.
That is all for now and will be discussing more about this after studying the situations properly and the situations after election ( with regard to suggesting heads of ministries)
To be continued > > > >