Brunel University, located in Britain, will give grants of £1,250 (approximately $2050 US) a month to 40 women studying postgraduate engineering courses.
Feminist engineering lecturer, Petra Gratton stated "Only around a quarter of students on engineering master's courses are women. Bluntly speaking, that has to change if UK engineering is going to continue to compete as successfully as it currently does. Also this Women in Engineering Program will allow us to deeply study what is still holding back female engineers from realizing their full career potential and the insights we gain will be shared throughout higher education and the engineering professional bodies." The feminist also stated "While some may see this as positive discrimination the stark reality is that UK [commerce] can no longer afford not to exploit fully this enormous potential talent pool. Every British engineering company will tell you they face crippling skills shortages and without radical action that can only get worse."
Positive discrimination? This is code talk from a narrow minded sexist woman. (Note: More formally these types of women are called feminists). 'Positive discrimination' is simply another word for apartheid. The stark reality is that Brunel University is denying men equal opportunity to advance their education. This program allows the school to give financial aid based on gender. Thus, out of pocket education expenses will be lower for women than men. Women will be getting paid simply to be female students.
Additionally, there is currently NOTHING stopping women from advancing in engineering. Ms. Gratton claims that if women aren't 50% of engineers then there is some type of discrimination. If '50% women' defines equality then why isn't this feminist vehemently advocating for more female child support payers? The British news agency "The Guardian" indicates a meager 5% of child support payers in Great Britian are women. This statistic appears verified by the "Child Support Agency Quarterly Summary of Statistics for Great Britain" December 2011 and also September 2013. Five percent is SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER than the twenty five percent that Petra Gratton claims is discrimination.
Lastly, Ms Gratton is full of feminist crap when she states British engineering companies are facing crippling skills shortages. According to the website Theengineer.co.uk, 10.9% of engineering and technology graduates are unemployed. The website stated "Ask the students what the obstacles to getting a job are, and by far the most common responses are the lack of opportunities and the difficulty of obtaining work experience". Ms Gratton is merely trying to justify Brunel's feminist program of sex discrimination.
In discussing Brunel's new program, the BBC stated the University's plan "follows growing concerns that postgraduate study risks becoming too exclusive, with high fees and limited funding squeezing out poorer students." If this were true then the program would not discriminate against poor men. Brunel's program was designed to promote female chauvinism (more commonly called feminism).
There is little doubt Brunel University's female payment policy will have an impact on America's education system. Currently, US education is largely controlled by feminist groups such as the American Association of University Women and the National Women's Law Center. These groups routinely advocate curriculum designed to help female students and oppose curriculum designed to help male students. It is simply a matter of time before these female chauvinist organizations advocate adoption of Brunel University's female payment policy.