Our thanks to Ian for this.
Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, as described on the homepage of its own website:
Murray Edwards is a Cambridge College for women. With so much gender inequality still in the world there is a role for a College able to focus on outstanding young women, their learning and skills for life.
It must be a veritable production line of Special Snowflakes, so their ‘study’ should come as no surprise. Its message boils down to this:
Women are strong! Yay!!!
Women’s feelings aren’t being recognized enough by men in the workplace, they need more support from men! Yay!!!
Extracts from the ‘study’:
Researchers at Murray Edwards College have published a new study, Collaborating with Men, which calls on men to do more to help improve the workplace culture for women…
The study offered up five possible things men could do in order to help their female colleagues make better progress in the workplace.
These include holding “supportive” meetings for both genders to air their concerns openly [men may not openly air their concerns that some of their female colleagues are whiny and lazy] and having teams of mixed genders review projects upon completion.
Other ideas included having mentors of the opposite gender and men being prepared to credit women more readily for their ideas, [even when the ideas have no merit, presumably] as well as challenging sexist comments for (sic – ‘more’?) frequently. [Only sexist comments about women need to be challenged, obviously.]
Men have also been encouraged to build “more supportive” relationships with their female colleagues – for example by sitting down and having coffee with them once a week. [Hold on, isn’t having coffee without prior and ongoing enthusiastic consent rape, now?]
Murray Edwards said… [Wow, a talking college!]
My head hurts.
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