Ban university sports now!

There are also serious and reasonable codes of conduct that make it very difficult for staff who hold some views to work in universities, and which most certainly prevent them expressing their opinions. For example, a member of staff expressing the view that women students do not perform as well as male ones cannot say so without it being apparent that they have unacceptable prejudice against women students that is likely to impact on their appraisal of their work if they have opportunity to identify it (most university marking is now of anonymised texts for precisely this reason now). Such views are not acceptable if said or otherwise evidenced in a university as a result.

So the wimmins should be playing rugby against the men, eh?

Except, of course, that’s ridiculous. So the discussion is when is it that women students perform worse than male ones? Which is an entirely valid area of academic study of course. Go talk to anyone in the education sector. We see differences in gendered results in math and languages for example – the balance tipping oppositely across the subjects.

Murphy’s just banned that study because of it’s now not to be allowed to discuss the manner in which we are no longer allowed to discuss gendered performance.

Or, alternatively, he’s just ignorant.

This is, of course, straight out of the fascist playbook.

Yes, ignorant.

15 thoughts on “Ban university sports now!”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    I fully endorse the end of women’s-only sports. We should have, if you will forgive the expression, an even playing field. There should not be women’s rugby and men’s rugby but only rugby.

    That said, Tariq Ramadan, credibly accused rapist that he is, is still a professor at Oxford I believe. Not a fake one like the Potato. I am pretty sure he has stated the obvious – women are less intelligent, on the whole, than men.

    So it is a matter of intersectional brownie points. Islamists have more than women

  2. Let’s be clear that there is already free speech in UK universities.

    What a liar.

    Anyway, it’s a typically stupid and dishonest attempt to work himself up into a righteous froth about how some mild fanservice to the libertarian Right (if the Tories really believed in free speech they’d put forward a Freedom of Speech Bill) is ACTUALLY the seventeen-millionth coming of… wait for it… HITLER:

    First they came for migrants.

    Then they came for Europeans.

    They’ve never really been that keen in women or anyone in the LGBTQ community.

    Pastor Niemoller himself would, despite his decades of Heinzian Teutonic grovelling, probably be cancelled today for being transphobic or insufficiently respectful of pedo-furries, or something.

  3. Bloke in North Dorset

    Go talk to anyone in the education sector. We see differences in gendered results in math and languages for example

    Funnily enough we’ve just been discussing something along those lines and the impact of school closures. Mrs BiND was a specialist reading teacher and it was well known that, on average, boys find learning to read harder than girls and that both, on average, benefit from being taught to read a later age.

    But of course what would she know compared to the world’s foremost expert of child development and reading ability.

  4. “those who think… misogyny unacceptable”

    splutters the tuber, having conveniently forgotten…

    “Mr Murphy, 54, a chartered accountant and head researcher at the Tax Justice Network, said he offered to appear on the programme but Newsnight told him it would “upset the gender balance”. Instead they invited a junior colleague, Ellie Mae O’Hagan…But in a statement Ms O’Hagan accused her senior colleague of having “no idea what it’s like to be the victim of sexism” and attacked his “belittling and sexist” comments.

    She added: “It was not the case that I was invited on simply because I’m female. I had to go through two long phone interviews first. They didn’t just pull my name out of a hat and then shove me on air because I happen to have a vagina. I had to actually be GOOD at it as well.”

    Mr Murphy later made an “unreserved apology” to his colleague.”

    Evening Standard 5th November 2012

  5. Expressing a view gets you fired, what about expressing an observation? Would expressing the observation that boys do worse than girls in language-related subjects get one fired? How about expressing the observation that girls do worse than boys in weight-lifting?

    (Checks spelling and grammar in a masculinely defensive way)
    ((Argh! Spellcheck refuses to accept “masculinely”))

  6. I had to go through two long phone interviews first. They didn’t just pull my name out of a hat and then shove me on air because I happen to have a vagina. I had to actually be GOOD at it as well.

    How the fuck are they supposed to know that she’s good at having a vagina? Did she win Snatch of the Day? Come top of the Slit Parade?

  7. When I was finishing school, I coached my girlfriend through the physics/chemistry she needed to get into dentistry, she coached me through English. All very anecdotal, but it seemed to work for us. Maybe there’s something to this gender biased skill set.

  8. Enlightening, Noel. Would think the BBC made entirely the right decision. Any girl in a bunny costume is likely to know more about corporate tax avoidance than Professor thrice over Murphy

  9. Expressing a view gets you fired, what about expressing an observation?

    Diversity of opinion is not tolerated in Equality, Diversity & Inclusion land.

  10. It’s not Equality anymore the new buzzword is Equity, anyone arguing for equality of opportunity is now part of the systematic racism/sexism/transphobic group

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