I think that political equality is only a short-term goal toward a long-term goal of reorganizing society. Or rather I should say that there is a distinction between political equality and political parity, i.e. equal numbers. The goal of political equality is to have a political body that responds to each issue equally -- ideally this would be done by a representative body, thus being more inclusive of the range of issues -- however, that doesn't currently exist.
The initial push for political parity or a more representative body is so that political equality will follow. But there is no guarantee that will happen. Also, political equality specifically refers to laws -- or I'm assuming it does -- and while it's important that these laws be on the books should anyone need them, just laws don't always mean justice. For instance, rape is illegal, but it