Australia’s Bureaucratic Rulers Are Mostly Women Biased Against Men

Australia’s Bureaucratic Rulers Are Mostly Women Biased Against Men. By Bettina Arndt.

It’s time for a deep dive into our Federal public service where successive governments have been overwhelmed by a tsunami of women over the last thirty years.

It all started with Whitlam, naturally, who proudly introduced positive discrimination to ensure more women were recruited into the then male-dominated Australian Public Service (APS). Suddenly public service job descriptions required a “demonstrated commitment to feminism.” …

By 2001 half of all federal public servants were women. From then on women have absolutely taken over most government departments:

As this complete list shows, 31 of the 96 government agencies have 70% or more females….

These are the people writing government policy for our country, deciding how to spend our money, determining what matters and what doesn’t. Hardly surprising then that women’s business is always on the agenda, with “Ministers for Women” in both Commonwealth and State governments, while men’s issues are ignored. …

As always with the left and institutions, it starts with biased recruitment:

Women are being relentlessly recruited to take the places of men throughout the public service, and they now have the majority of both executive and senior executive positions. …

More women than men are being recruited at almost every level, including executives, with women receiving a disproportionate share of promotions as well. No surprise that they now have most of the plum jobs – with men now a minority at executive and senior executive (SES) levels. The very senior rank, SES 3, still comprises 73% men but this imperiled species of top dog must be feeling the female hoards snapping at their heels. …

Gender parity was only a thing when women were the minority, like with university students:

So how do the bureaucrats explain away the embarrassing lack of gender diversity in our national public service?

Basically, they just pretend it’s not happening. One rare exception was in 2018 when Deputy Public Service Commissioner, Jenet Connell, admitted that the 60% female APS resulted from “such a positive bias towards women” that young men were complaining of feeling disadvantaged.

She mentioned the famous APS study on blind recruiting which found when they removed references to gender on job applications, far more men got through the blind process — proof of the APS’s strong bias against men.

But instead of proposing blind recruiting should become the norm, the Commissioner simply stated the result was “interesting and we are having a look at that.” Ho hum. Sounds remarkably similar to the female education bureaucrat who joked to me about their reaction to boys continuing to fall behind girls was to “wait 2000 years and analyse the results very, very carefully.” ….

It does your head in to read the weasel words pouring out from this mob as they celebrate gender diversity whilst steadily eliminating anyone cursed with dangly bits between their legs. Like weeds given a dose of Roundup, male public servants are being systematically eliminated. …

Government in Australia is systematically biased against men:

Maybe it wouldn’t matter if these female public servants simply did their jobs rather than using their positions to promote injustice towards men and boys. But every day we see examples of biased policies tilted to favour women at the expense of men.

  • Like the Fair Work Commission, now 68% female, which supported domestic violence leave, a handout which employers find impossible to challenge.
  • The Federal Court Statutory Authority, 75% female, which runs the family law system so notoriously unfair to men.
  • The Australian Human Rights Commission, 78% female, which allows organisations to exclude men, and rarely gives a hearing to cases involving discrimination against men. How is the ACT’s 100% female managers in construction tenders not discrimination against men?
  • The Productivity Commission, 59% female, which is shifting from its traditional economic focus to tinker with social policy issues.
  • The Health Department, 70% female, which allocated $2.1 billion to services for women and girls and just $1 million to improve health outcomes for men and boys. …

Femocrats are no longer content to use their numbers to distort government policies. They are pushing their ideology into the wider world, forcing everyone else to comply with gender dictates. All organisations with more than 100 employers are blocked from government contracts if they fail to please the government’s key enforcer, the Workplace Equality Gender Agency (79% female), by ticking the right boxes. …

Some examples of our foreign aid:

  • Improving agricultural productivity and income – but only for women.
  • Prioritising school retention and quality – excluding boys.
  • Teaching business and vocational skills – but only to women.
  • Working to end violence – but ignoring male victims.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), (70% female) have women-only awards but also “structural priority funding” which means grant money is divided into two pools. One pool is awarded based on merit; the other pool is awarded to women whose proposal was not good enough to make the cut.

No doubt this will hasten the end of the last bastions of predominantly male expertise in the STEM world, with the help of woke Vice-Chancellors running so many of our universities. The ANU’s vice-chancellor, Brian Schmidt is leading the pack — last week announcing that they are offering 10 new positions exclusively for “women and women-identifying individuals.”

And having spent a decade as CEO of the ABC promoting the ideological thuggery of Louise Milligan and her feminist mates, Mark Scott is now making his mark as the new Vice Chancellor at the University of Sydney by last week announcing five new executives to add to his team. They are all women.

No wonder men are dropping out in droves, just not trying. The system is rigged. Wasted talent goes begging, and society deteriorates.

And then the femocrats complain that there aren’t enough good men around, because they are biologically programmed to marry up. Reality, what a sense of humor it has.

When the time comes, as it always eventually does, will men lay their lives to defend this unfair mess?

Reminder:

IQ intelligence male female

The distribution of g (raw intelligence) in male and female populations. The scale of the horizontal axis is in units of the male standard deviation. Only 37% of humans with IQs over 120 (the bottom of managerial level) are female. As the threshold IQ moves up, the male-female gap only grows larger. Blame God.

hat-tip Phil