|miss_s_b (miss_s_b) wrote,|
@ 2009-12-18 10:28 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||feminism, frustration|
And yes, before the (white) blokosphere jumps on me, I know it's a single post, I know it's anecdotal evidence, I know it's not scientific proof. But, for Cthulhu's sake, how many more anecdotes do we need before someone does the research? Oh yes, I forgot, they have. The Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation have. The British government have. They found that job applications with exactly the same text but with female (or ethnic) names were much less likely to be given interviews than the same applications with white male names.
And what was the reaction to this news? A huge cry rang out from pretty much all the big employers, that they want to be able to to keep on discriminating in favour of the white male.
So when are we going to stop pretending we live in a kyriarchy that systematically downgrades the Other? Because I'm pretty fucking sick of it myself.
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