posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 11:56 AM
reply to post by filosophia
Iran has NOT banned all women from university, according to the OP's own link. Furthermore, also according to the OP link, it was not because women
were doing better on tests but because Women currently composed 65% compared to men. So yes it is sexist but not as bad as it seems. The article also
says most of the women were rejected by their employees, s that is where the sexism lies. The oil companies as usual.
1. I nor the article said ALL women - read it again for clarification. "Iran bans women from certain courses at University to provide balance" - there
is that better?
Women outnumbered men by three to two in passing this year's university entrance exam.
so yes your maths is correct - thats close enough
to 65% - so what. Where I come from University entry is granted on academic ability - not "fairness" so dumb people can feel smart. In Australia, for
instance, you gain Uni entry scolastically - not because daddy is cashed up.
3. I work in the Australian Oil & Gas industry and your blanket statement "that is where the sexism lies. The oil companies as usual" is WAY out of
line. Plenty of females working in my industry AND earn the same as their male counterparts - thanks to EBA's and employers who recognise ability. If
the Iranian Oil & Gas Industry doesn't employ females then its not the females fault......I suggest it is because those industry leaders are granted
their positions politically - period!
citing a lack of employer demand
Intimidated male employers right there!
4. I agree - it is sexist. But "balance" - are you kidding me. More like ego stroking so dumb males feel better.
Now, back to the topic...........
Why deny anyone their full entitlement? - well the article clearly shows the clerics are calling the shots.
Look my reason for posting this is simple - females, even though more qualified than their male counterparts, are being denied access to courses
because of pathetic and illogical reasons - those courses mentioned are in no way, shape or form required to have a penis to succeed in.
As an employer myself I could not care less what you have between your legs - its whats between your ears that I am interested in - that is what will
make my job successful. Not balancing it up so I have equal males and females.
Its called progress in my book.
ETA: I assume you are aware I have a penis by the way so no bias here........
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