Fears over ‘jobs for the girls’ backlash as High Education Minister to create professor posts ‘only for women’ to end bias

Ireland“The Minister for Higher Education is to create women-only professorships in a radical move to address persistent gender inequality at senior levels in universities and third level colleges. Mary Mitchell O’Connor has revealed that she is making some professorial posts in third level institutions open to female applicants only under new plans to counter the ‘paltry proportion’ of women in senior third level positions …” (more)

[Maeve Sheehan, Independent, 11 November]

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One Response to “Fears over ‘jobs for the girls’ backlash as High Education Minister to create professor posts ‘only for women’ to end bias”

  1. male Says:

    best person for the job should get the job. bringing sex into the equation has zero to do with the persons capabilities and will lead to discrimination. government mandated discrimination. what a fucking disgrace these ppl have spun this as something positive. how about we create a level playing field when it comes to prison sentences, hard labour jobs and family court rulings.

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