Just a quick post but if anyone ever wanted an example of the institutional discrimination endemic at the laughably titled Equalities and Human Rights Commission this is it.
The report 'The impact on changes in commissioning and funding commissioning women-only services' is paid for by the taxpayer to Cambridge Policy Consultants.
Its interesting reading as it looks at whether changes in funding and commissioning had a disadvantageous effect on women-only services.
While at face value the main area of discrimination would be the fact that there is not an equivalent report for men. It's worse.
The report (page x or page 14 of 100 if you look at it this way) explains how awful it is that some women's groups have to either open their doors to men or had to share funding to help support men's services. The complaint is that the law provides for services to disadvantaged groups but this is on the basis of women being placed at a disadvantage not in the context that men are group who may also need support hence why women-only groups are being asked to support them too. That is not recognised - men are swept under the carpet.
Complete bias but what do you expect from the anti-male Equalities and Human Rights Commission.
Posted by Skimmington
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PS PS Only three of its 14 governors are male - that's equality for you