Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cry Me A River, Ladies: You Can Fake It

"Kansas City Star -- In the last 12 months, more than 8 of every 10 pink slips have gone to men. The firings have been so gender-lopsided that the male unemployment rate is more than a percentage point higher than that of women.

NY Times -- …82% of the job losses (1.932 million) were jobs held by males, and only 18% of jobs losses (430,000) were jobs held by females…"


-- Mark J. Perry, putting the reality of gender in the workplace on display for women to weep over, for Carp Diem.

"Discriminating against people because of their gender is now to be encouraged by law in mad Victoria:

'DISCRIMINATION against dominant white males will soon be encouraged in a bid to boost the status of women, the disabled and cultural and religious minorities.

Such positive discrimination—treating people differently in order to obtain equality for marginalised groups - is set to be legalised under planned changes to the Equal Opportunity Act foreshadowed last week by state Attorney-General Rob Hulls…
Equal Opportunity Commission CEO Dr Helen Szoke said males ...  “will have their position changed because they will be competing in a different way with these people who have been traditionally marginalised… Let’s open it up so everyone can have a fair go.”

Szoke’s demand for a 'fair go' for “everyone” is a fraud. She actually wants some people not to get a fair go at all, if they are male. These people are not to be judged on their talents alone.

It is so typical of the Left to trample over individuals to achieve nirvana for the theoretical collective. Explain, please, Ms Szoke, how fighting against discrimination in theory justifies imposing discrimination in practice? In the end, some people wind up still getting hurt - and unfairly. "


-- Andrew Bolt, on how things are going Down Under, for Australia's Herald Sun.