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Two recent stories about men trying to use the system to fight back against discrimination, as they perceive it

24 Jan

One from Japanone from Canada.

I have mixed feelings about this kind of thing.

On the one hand, I think institutions and employers should have the right to hire / admit whoever they want, and if they only want to hire / admit those of one sex, I see nothing wrong with that; I am always annoyed when women try to force their way into male-only clubs, and I see nothing wrong with an employer hiring only men or only women, without being forced to hire someone of the opposite sex.

On the other hand, good on men for attempting to play the system against itself, though usually they will end up losing such battles, where women would win them; the system always finds a way to make exceptions for those it doesn’t favour, while making sure, when it’s the other way, that their favoured ones win their cases.

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6 Comments

Posted by on January 24, 2015 in The Kulturkampf

 

6 responses to “Two recent stories about men trying to use the system to fight back against discrimination, as they perceive it

  1. Wilson Mount

    January 24, 2015 at 2:36 am

    Put it this way though – imagine if the university or the waiting job was for whites only.

     
  2. Sanne

    January 24, 2015 at 4:11 am

    These cases are the end result of modern Western obsession with equality.

     
  3. Will S.

    January 24, 2015 at 9:34 am

    @ WM: Indeed; the uproar would be deafening.

    @ Sanne: Exactly.

     
  4. Rocket

    January 27, 2015 at 10:48 am

    What I am waiting to see is men pushing back against the illegal discrimination men face for having criminal records. Men are arrested at 12-1 the rates of women and make up over 90% of prison inmates. Essentially the Law is used to imprison men by the millions and then once out they are denied jobs for “having a record”. They ONLY reason the government allows it, is because it is used to exclude men from ALL FUTURE EMPLOYMENT. I am still amazed that people refuse to talk about this. There are 2.2 million people in prison in the US. 2.1 million of them are men. Why don’t men insist on equal treatment before the Law: round up 2.0 million adult women for crimes they did or did not commit and imprison them to make sure the numbers in jail are equal. AND THEN DEMAND THAT THESE WOMEN BE DENIED EMPLOYMENT FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES TOO.

     

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