Tag Archive: Gender segregation

Apr 17 2014

Sisters contact

Damion Thompson reports at the Telegraph (yes, I know – the Telegraph) that the University of East London said No to gender segregation at an event on its campus. I blogged yesterday about this “segregated” Muslim event organised by the Islamic Society of the University of East London, due to happen tonight at UEL’s main lecture theatre …

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Apr 15 2014

Only male lecturers are assigned

More gender segregation at universities and colleges, this time in Israel. (Sorry about that site – it sticks a share button on the margin where it blocks some of the text and you can’t move either the button or the text. Top notch design, there, Al-Monitor.) Israel is trying to get more ultra-Orthodox to do …

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Mar 26 2014

Firm to the principles

Chris Moos updates us on the situation with gender segregation at UK universities. It hasn’t noticeably improved. Worryingly even some elected student officials go so far as to openly advocate segregation. Joe Killen, welfare and diversity officer at Goldsmiths Students’ Union opposes bans on segregation based on an alleged “importance of segregation in political movements.” …

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Feb 14 2014

Nostalgia for Little Rock in 1956

Ignorant student society proudly announces its rejection of what it ignorantly calls “PM’s call to ban gender segregation” – ignorantly because it’s far from exclusive to the PM and in fact he caught up days after many other people and organizations had issued the same call. Ignorant student society proudly announces its view that students should …

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Feb 06 2014

Homer Plessy in Edinburgh

The Student Association of Edinburgh University (EUSA) had a meeting a few hours ago. There were many items on the agenda. One item was a motion by the Humanist Society (a subgroup of the Student Association) to Commit to disallowing imposed or directed segregation, based on any characteristic, in EUSA buildings or at EUSA events. …

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Jan 07 2014

Cambridge student submits legal note to Universities UK against gender segregation

Joint statement of Southall Black Sisters, One Law for All, Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation and LSE SU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society We are pleased to learn of the legal note submitted to Universities UK (UUK) yesterday in the name of Radha Bhatt, a student of Cambridge University, against their Guidance condoning gender segregation. We …

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Dec 21 2013

Fons et origo

I think I know where Pryiamvada Gopal got her distorted and ignorant idea of the people behind the protest against gender segregation. I think she read a repellent article at “Loonwatch” on the website “Islamophobia Today” titled UK: Islamophobes Manufacture “Gender Segregation” Controversy. It’s wrong in just the way her article is wrong, and it does it …

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Dec 18 2013

Annoying aspects

Tehmina Kazi, director at British Muslims for Secular Democracy, has an excellent list of Aspects of the gender segregation debate that have annoyed and perplexed me. That’s on Facebook; there’s also a version re-posted on a blog (in case you can’t see the Facebook one). 3. Those who are unable to see why it is problematic …

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Dec 17 2013

Ah there he is now

So, to complete the picture, who should chime in at the Spectator but…Douglas Murray himself. And what do you know, he gets it all wrong too. But of course he gets it wrong from the opposite direction. He starts by quoting someone unknown who announced that ‘The left doesn’t really matter’. Hooray, he says. If there …

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Dec 17 2013

Concerns about the motivation

Daniel Trilling at the Rationalist Association blog offered their position on gender segregation today. He started with Gopal’s article. The piece raised concerns about the motivation of the pressure group Student Rights, which has been campaigning on the topic, and the way in which the story had been picked up by the media, but argued …

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