Thursday, December 2, 2010

Legal Discrimination Against Men in the UK

'Positive' discrimination against men is now legal in the United Kingdom.

As reported by the Daily Mail:

Employers given right to hire women rather than men in 'positive discrimination' laws

Businesses will be permitted to hire women over equally qualified men under new 'positive action' legislation unveiled today.

How successful the feminists have been in demonising men - we have reached a point where explicitly sexist action against men is deemed 'positive'.

Personally, I do not believe that discrimination can ever be 'positive'. Though I suppose it depends on your point of view as to whether or not it is 'positive' - i.e., who is being discriminated against. If it's not you, and if you stand to gain from the discrimination, then you might well think that it is a 'positive' thing.

This new legislation, if you are a man, could certainly be called 'negative', because you could be rejected for a job for no other reason that you are male - a fact of your birth that has nothing to do with your experience, merits, references, or what you could bring to the role.

So, I have a hard time swallowing that this is 'positive' discrimination - it's just plain discrimination.

For years, we have heard that treating women in precisely this way is just plain discrimination, and that we should never judge women on the basis of their sex but on the basis of their merits.

Who could have foreseen that the very same feminists who imposed law after law, ensuring that this would be the case, would then deem it acceptable and fair for men to be discriminated against in this way?

"These plans are absolutely not about political correctness, or red tape, or quotas," says Lynne Featherstone, who is apparently the Equalities Minister.

That's nonsense.

Of course these plans are about all these things - if not for certain politicians' chauvinistic devotion to political correctness and quotas, the plans would not exist.

Specifically, they would not have been dreamed up by the notorious feminist Harriet Harman, who held Ms. Featherstone's role in the previous administration.

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