BC-STV and women - help me find arguments against?
I was thinking about putting this in "babblers helping babblers" or in "feminism", but decided to just put it here since it's about BC. :)
Does anyone know of any arguments AGAINST STV, from the point of view that it will NOT elect more women? Even comparisons of STV and other proportional systems would be fine (e.g. I know people who prefer MMP to STV when it comes to electing women).
In case you think I've gone nuts, I haven't - I support STV over FPTP. But I am researching both sides of the argument, and as you can imagine, I'm not finding much in the way of arguments from the point of view that it will NOT elect more women, except for one web site where the writer was saying that Ireland is a case in point of an STV system that does not elect more women.
I'd have posted this in RANGER's thread, but I thought the specific issue of women would get lost, and I really need to focus on women. So I hope you'll humour me with this thread!
Any and all pro-STV "debunking" that is specifically about women would be fine too, especially if it spells out the anti-STV side before debunking it!