MODERN SEXISM: Champions of change will make life miserable for men at work, by Janet Albrechtson.
At the gender round table, a group of chief executives and senior public servants known as the Male Champions of Change took aim at men within their organisations who may feel they are being discriminated against on the basis of gender.
Alas, for a bunch of clever men, there is an obvious and inherent contradiction in their fulminating. On the one hand they set gender targets for women. On the other hand, they say there’s no bias to see here. Once you set a female gender target, then gender features in hiring and promotion decisions. When ownership of two X chromosomes helps you get a job or a promotion, then it’s hard to argue that there’s no discrimination afoot.
CBA boss Ian Narev, who said: “If you’re a senior male and you genuinely believe that an appointment’s been made other than on merit, and you genuinely believe you won’t get a chance because you’re a male, you’re probably not a good fit any more.”
Narev has set a 40 per cent target for women in senior management roles by 2020. Yet he is saying to men bugger off if you believe you’re being discriminated against on the basis of your chromosomal mix.
Outrageously obvious sexism, as virtue signalers outdo each other. What politically correct fools. None of these people belong anywhere near a management position because they are too incompetent.
There is something disturbing about corporate big shots who peddle gender targets and won’t admit to the sex discrimination that necessarily entails. Instead, they try to tear down any man who genuinely believes he has been discriminated against on the basis of sex. There is such a thing as objective truth.
Reality-denying postmodernism run amok among the bureaucratic elite who tax us and pay themselves what they think they are worth, free from market discipline.
Here is some relevant reality: Because the IQ distribution in men has a larger standard deviation than in women, only 37% of western humans with IQs over 120 are female. An IQ of at least 120 is usually considered required for management.So if 50% of executives were female then females would be over-represented — if IQ is important. (Perhaps it’s not, in these PC times? The quoted source above notes that 66% of public service managers in the US are female.)