Dear Editor,

What on earth is going into the brains of those who tirelessly push for 10 seats in Parliament? Least we forget, Solomon Islands is a democratic country and anyone who wants to be a member of Parliament has to be voted into Parliament.

Reserving seats for women is a complete mockery to our democratic system and processes. Who stops women from contesting the elections? And which constituencies in the Provinces would they be representing? Remember, these constituencies have voters whose rights must be respected as a democratic country.

Women therefore must prove themselves to earn the favour of the people and not forcing themselves to get seats in Parliament.

Proceeding on with this is nothing but cheap strategy that grossly lowers the status of women in SI. An indication of defeat on the part of women leaders.