Post Feminism

Friday, December 18th, 2009 10:28 pm
miss_s_b: (Politics: Post Feminism)
[personal profile] miss_s_b
I just read this post and it made me cry with frustration. Why is this sort of shit even necessary any more?

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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Date: Saturday, December 19th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
ginasketch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ginasketch
Makes more sense, but I'm talking about what society defines as the "norm."

I think the "norm" is a crock of shit myself. People are so varied.

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