Misandry Forum

At the recent "Forum on Misogyny," due to the on-going scandal of the Dalhousie dentistry students, Professor Haiven stated that, "in the management department, women get to speak first." Robyn Urback from the National Post rightly points out that this kind of thinking leads to discrimination.
It’s a step, sure, but why limit ourselves to merely controlling who gets to speak when? Perhaps we should explore the idea of restructuring lecture halls to reserve the front rows for women, facilitating a physical “head-start” to contradict the professional lag they will experience once they graduate. We should also consider male quotas for professional programs — even though women are currently earning two-thirds of medical degrees and a majority of law degrees — to skew the gender ratio in fields like engineering and sciences. McGill University, among others, used this sort of quota system to control the numbers of Jews in its professional programs up until the Second World War; who’s to say the same sort of thing wouldn’t work now? Someone should dig into the archives to see if there was a rule about who was allowed to speak first at McGill, too.
This kind of thinking not only leads to discrimination, it is discrimination. It would be laughable, if it was not for the fact that some people (like Prof. Haiven) do not see the hypocrisy in it. There is a simple way to see the fallacy in any such statement, simply reverse the situation, "in the management department, men get to speak first." If there were such a forum where this kind of thing was said, it would cause an outrage, and would be properly labeled a Forum on Misogyny.

Instead of helping to eradicate discrimination,  Prof. Haiven and the panelists at the Forum on Misandry, are simply proliferating it. In fact they are just as bad as the dentistry students, if not worse.


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