Recruitment bias favours hiring female staff

I came across an article some time ago that detailed the results of a study that looked for any bias shown by Human Resources (HR) personnel when recruiting new staff. “… we’re talking about the human resource professionals who, thumbing through resumes, act as the gate-keepers to employment around the world. Are they men or women? Because … Continue reading Recruitment bias favours hiring female staff

On chivalry

Upon entering the search term ‘feminist good manners’ into google one day, one of the first papers to crop up was one entitled “No chivalry, thanks”. The author of that article sought to differentiate between the notion of ‘good manners/politeness’ on the one hand and ‘chivalry’ on the other. Her position was that good manners are … Continue reading On chivalry

On affirmative action and the imposition of gender quotas

“Affirmative Action (known as employment equity in Canada and elsewhere) refers to policies that take factors including “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin” into consideration in order to benefit an underrepresented group “in areas of employment, education, and business”. The concept of affirmative action was introduced in the early 1960s as a way to … Continue reading On affirmative action and the imposition of gender quotas

Privilege, respect, and entitlement

Privilege Felicitous feminism (23 July 2019) Article by Mark Dent Kathy Gyngell: The silence of the males (13 November 2017) There is no ‘debate’ to be had over the existence of male privilege, by Ruby Hamad (1 June 2017) Insanity grows on Australian campuses: Melbourne U starts “white male privilege” workshops (30 May 2017) Do … Continue reading Privilege, respect, and entitlement

If the central tenet of feminism is equality then what mens/boys causes have feminists championed recently?

Anything? Someone? Anyone? And this despite the fact that: 1. Men are continually being called upon to support and intervene in situations where women are in a situation of real or imagined disadvantage, and 2. There are many areas where the support of women’s groups and individual women would be invaluable, as demonstrated in the following … Continue reading If the central tenet of feminism is equality then what mens/boys causes have feminists championed recently?

Persistent pro-feminist and anti-male bias in the mainstream media

News.com.au is a major online source of mainstream news in Australia, the CEO of which is David Penberthy who was mentioned in a reader’s post here. Some time ago a reader sent me a copy of an email that he had sent to the team at news.com.au after he had got fed-up with their ongoing … Continue reading Persistent pro-feminist and anti-male bias in the mainstream media

On boys and education

I would suggest beginning your exploration of this very important topic by viewing this video. Next I’d recommend reading this more recent article. Then perhaps have a look at http://www.city-journal.org/2013/23_4_boy-trouble.html, and particularly the comments contributed by readers. It’s about the trouble many boys experience in school, and what one feminist researcher sees as the key contributing … Continue reading On boys and education