Twenty women-only professorships to be established this year

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Mary Mitchell O’Connor says the gender equality move is ‘game-changing moment’

Recruitment is set to get underway shortly and it is expected that these posts will be in place before the start of the next academic year. A total of 45 posts are to be allocated over a three-year period.

“I am delighted to be able to announce that 12 of our institutions have been successful under this senior academic leadership initiative. I was truly inspired to see the calibre and ambition of the 20 successful posts that are being approved.” Ms Mitchell O’Connor’s initiative sparked controversy in some quarters, when it was announced last year, over whether it flouted long-standing recruitment policies which promote equality of opportunity for men and women.


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So, in effect, let's address discrimination against women by discriminating against men? ◽️ Sounds good on the face of it but . . . ◽️ There is a man out there who is more than qualified to apply but cannot because he is a man? genderequity

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I think these will prove highly divisive and this policy will be abandoned eventually. Barring men from senior academic posts seems a very blunt instrument and will cause serious resentment.

Yellow packs.

Watch the anonymous troll accounts jump on this article claiming sexism... They know nothing of the gender inequality and discrimination in third level employment.

Rampant sex discrimination in 2020. Are there any men only professorships?

So we've brought gender equality extremism to its ultimate conclusion: outright sexism. But at least anyone can call themselves a woman if they want to, isn't that how this works?

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