Ita O’Kelly: ‘Reverse sexism is not a good look – and won’t fix problem of top jobs for women’

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Ita O’Kelly: ‘Reverse sexism is not a good look – and won’t fix problem of top jobs for women’


Pictured at the launch of the Gender Action Plan 2018 - 2020 were, from left, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Minister of state for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O'Connor, TD.
Iain White / Fennell Photography.
Pictured at the launch of the Gender Action Plan 2018 – 2020 were, from left, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Minister of state for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD.
Iain White / Fennell Photography.

The proposal by Higher Education Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor to create a whole cache of women-only positions in academia is quite the most ludicrous thing I have heard in a long time.

Coming from a female minister merely adds insult to injury.

The move, designed to tackle gender inequality in universities and colleges of higher education, will not wrest control of the plum jobs from the hands of men.

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