Gender quotas and public funding of main parties distort democracy
Politics to a certain extent is a cartel. In most countries, there are long-established parties and it is extremely hard for new parties to break into the system. This is especially true in countries that don't have proportional representation.
In Britain, the likes of UKIP or the Liberal Democrats never get the number of seats their share of the vote would warrant.
Today, it is harder than ever to break into the cartel. That is because of public funding of political parties.