In the last academic year women on MSc Engineering courses at Brunel University were given financial support of £22,750 each because vagina. This outrageous initiative wasn’t reported by any mainstream media outlets anywhere, to the best of my knowledge.
My thanks to a London-based MRA for informing me of the current Brunel Women in Engineering Programme. An overview, from the website:
The Women in Engineering Programme supports female graduates to attain their full potential in the engineering profession. The Programme consists of a bespoke mentoring scheme (all mentors are professionals), personal professional development training and visits to industry. The Programme also includes a £10,000 Women in Engineering Award for 30 selected female students [my emphasis] starting their full-time masters studies in September 2015 on a range of MSc courses.
This Programme aims to help you promote yourself as an engineer, have a better understanding of the career paths and opportunities available to you, and develop a network of key contacts to help you rise to the top of your profession. [What will these women do, if and when they rise to the top of their profession? Preference the advancement of female engineers over their male colleagues. Ensure women get the jobs in air-conditioned offices, and men get the outside jobs.]
We can be confident the mainstream media will not cover this story.