GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Is this coming to Canada???

Paying women to study science?
Women can win cash payments of £1,000 a year to study science as universities struggle to fill places on undersubscribed courses, an investigation has found.

An undercover reporter was told by Leicester University physics department that she was a strong candidate for the money partly because women were “underrepresented” on the course.

The policy, which critics argue is the result of “social engineering”, is evidence of the booming market in cash awards to fill some courses. Other offers made to reporters posing as applicants last week included an institution paying up to £1,000 cash to allcomers, regardless of their income. Another was offered £500 a year for choosing a less popular course.

Professor Alan Smithers, director of Buckingham University’s centre for education research, said using gender as a justification for offering money was “really quite alarming”.

4 Comments:

Blogger Just being honest said...

Could it be, just maybe, that women are just less interested, for what ever reason, in pursuing science studies and careers than, shall we say, just for the sake of argument, men. I also wonder at the long term effects of a program that directs young women in a discipline they were not naturally drawn to in the first place.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous JAM said...

Careful, jbh! That's the sort of common sense thinking that got Larry Summers forced from Harvard.

I'm surprised the US isn't doing this already. We're way into "equal" outcomes rather than equal opportunities.

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about paying males to break-up that Old-Girls network to dominate the Schools and Hospitals.

We need more male Teachers and Nurses for a true Just-Society , then we can go after the Minority businesses that don't hire Canadians that are born here.
Next comes NAC that has yet to hire a leader that is a gay male or Black heterosexual male.

Com'on folks , there's tons of Injustices to correct and we should roll-up our sleeves to get on with it because if we stay mute over the oppressions it can be perceived by the Leftists as a silent conscent to continue with the bigotry and anti-male oppression.

11:51 PM  
Blogger Just being honest said...

It might be worse than you thought, Fred;

[Start walking on eggshells]

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1046561/The-Cambridge-science-graduate-gave-lab-work-bachelor-belly-dancing.html

[Get off the eggshells]

As Jam thoughtfully warned me yesterday, I'm certainly not trying to be logical or pragmatic about this subject. I'll go with my "fuzzy-bunny feelings" and just post this link because it makes me feel "empowered" and not at all "disenfranchised".

8:13 PM  

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