Our thanks to Sean for this piece – by a female journalist, predictably, male journalists not being permitted to cover such stories – in the Irish Independent. An extract:
She writes today [J4MB: In the Irish Independent] : “As Minister for Higher Education, in conjunction with the Department of Education, I am creating female-only professorial posts within our universities and Institutes of Technologies. This is just one of a myriad of initiatives that will address and improve on the paltry proportion of women in senior third-level positions.”
The method may be blunt, but the outcomes will be the same as those of the Athena SWAN initiative, launched in the UK in 2005. From the Wikipedia page:
The Athena SWAN charter was established to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) employment in higher education and research.
Or, put another way:
The Athena SWAN charter was established to encourage and recognise commitment to holding back the careers of men in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) employment in higher education and research.
In 2015 William Collins published a strong piece on the damnable taxpayer-funded anti-meritocratic initiative.
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