Let’s have gender neutral book burning

In a wonderful article in the Spectator Australia, the IPA’s Dr Bella d’ Abrera writes about the proposal by Manningham and Melbourne City Councils:

to remove from their respective kindergartens, schools and libraries all books and toys deemed to enforce gender stereotypes.

Basically a standard and good old fashioned book burning in the Democratic Republic of Victoristan.

Amusingly Dr d’Abrera noted that Melbourne City Council had issued a denial (in reply to the original story in the Herald Sun that is).  But what about Manningham City Council?  Are they going to have their book burning on Invasion Day?  Be sure to read Dr d’Abrera full article for the not surprising link to ANU, but moving on.

Spartacus has an old friend who is a barrister, an SC in NSW now.  This barrister once said about the art of examining a witness that, the easiest thing to do on the stand is to tell the truth.  Telling a lie is so much more complicated with all the side stories that need to be reconciled and i’s dotted and t’s crossed.  And telling a lie is hard to sustain under the light of investigation.  Hard, but not impossible.

Spartacus tells this story because this is where the rubber hits the road.

Why then, if it is inner city lefty dogma that gender stereotypes should not be enforced and that gender “is a social construct”, why is gender balance in parliament, on company boards, in senior executive ranks so paramount?

Either gender is important or it is not.  Which is it?  Can you please make up your minds as we are all confused.  Or is it just the case that gender balance is important for already successful women to accelerate already successful careers.

Sparty dunno.

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22 Responses to Let’s have gender neutral book burning

  1. Delta A

    Manningham and Melbourne City Councils have certainly come a long way from collecting rubbish and and maintaining footpaths. Now they’re educators and SJWs. What next? Fair trade brain surgery?

  2. Up The Workers!

    Two sexes = Not Diverse.

    One sex = Diverse.

    I see “The Goose” is still in charge of arithmetic at the world’s only political Party too dumb to spell its own name correctly.

    Labor(sic) – They have no place for “U”.

  3. Bigger problem is that this crap is being taught in schools. Kids are learning that it is now normal behaviour for a deviant bloke to get his tawazzar hacked off , grow a set of tits and call himself a shiela.

  4. Can you please make up your minds as we are all confused.

    It’s only confusing if you’re not of the Left, though some young minds struggle when confronted with these contradictions: https://youtu.be/_iMaR5IEcnE

  5. Leo G

    If gender-neutral book burning is a reasonable response to a policy of removing “from their respective kindergartens, schools and libraries all books and toys deemed to enforce gender stereotypes”, what action might be considered reasonable if the policy became more focussed on its real objective- that there should be no person who matches a gender stereotype?

  6. RobK

    And some people wonder why our birthrate is below replacement. It is a condition of a species becomming extinct. Dont be alarmed, we will leave the world a better place; we are told. This is not the way to build prosperity.

  7. yackman

    dear me; what about that wooden sword and shield I made for 4 y.o.grandson in May? At his request.

  8. Fitter of East Melbourne

    Gender equality is a no-brainer. We don’t need quotas at all, but just enough male corporate board members, parliamentarians and Carey Grammar students to merely identify as female.
    Wasn’t it the SJW, ANU graduate and tenth cousin, twice removed, of Descartes who famously uttered “I think I am, therefore I am”?

  9. Dr Fred Lenin

    These muppets will be due for a serious life change when they fill our country with islamofascist invaders. The female councillors will be wearing full postbox robes andslaving for some illiterate peasant pregnant all the time if they are able to have kids ,and a lot of the males will be having flying lessons from tall bouildings assisted by their muslim comrades , plenty of suitable flying lessons buildings in Melbourne city. All wondering what went wrong with their cunning plans ,they will then know what it feels like to be a Real Victim .

  10. notafan

    “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”

  11. OneWorldGovernment

    Spartacus

    Be interesting to know what is the “gender” balance of council employees.

  12. egg_

    Hasn’t the Qwerty schools advocate, Roz Ward, lost their marbles?

  13. Be interesting to know what is the “gender” balance of council employees.

    We know which way the gender pendulum swings when it comes to teachers: https://theconversation.com/male-teachers-are-an-endangered-species-in-australia-new-research-83464

    And it’s much the same around the world, with some notable exceptions: https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=EAG_PERS_SHARE_AGE

  14. OneWorldGovernment

    bemused
    #2736105, posted on June 13, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Be interesting to know what is the “gender” balance of council employees.

    bemused

    Perhaps a more appropriate question might be , “How many “genders” does your council employ?”.

  15. I keep telling yooze. Putting sheilas in charge of things has fvcked up everything.
    I don’t care if you think I’m a sexist or misogynist (I’m not actually) but the fact remains that other than a pre-school or kindergarden, any org with substantial numbers of sheilas in charge, has been fvcked up beyond repair.
    Go ahead, PROVE ME WRONG. (Double dare ya)

  16. Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    Since women are still living longer than men, insist that strident feminists commit suicide at the age of the death of the average man. Then see if they still want equality! (Send them a cyanide capsule as a birthday present!)

  17. NuThink

    Equality to someone’s ABC means in management it is to be 50-50 female to male, but in the technology side they want to achieve 20-80 female to male. Why such a poor showing of women in engineering?
    There may very well be a reason why the term management has both man and men in it as well as age. Man-age-men-t.

  18. 2dogs

    please make up your minds as we are all confused

    It’s all cherry -picking for political gain.

    e.g.
    – The pay gap between blacks and whites is a serious problem.
    – The pay gap between men and women is a serious problem.
    – The imprisonment gap between blacks and whites is a serious problem.
    – The imprisonment gap between men and women is nothing to worry about.

  19. Up The Workers!

    Will the Municipal Book-Burner Storm Troopers be wearing jack-boots as they goose-step towards the libraries with their matches and petrol – or in the interests of diversity, will they be wearing fishnet stockings and high heels like Alexander Downer, Slippery Pete or David Morrison?

  20. OneWorldGovernment

    When can I burn the fucking communist places down?

  21. flyingduk

    I keep telling yooze. Putting sheilas in charge of things has fvcked up everything.

    Of course it has, men and women remain hard wired with different incentives left over from our hunter-gatherer times: when your tribe went to war with the neighbouring tribe, and lost, the men all got killed, and the women all got pregnant. This is why women do not understand security, resource provision, budgets etc, and *cannot* be put in charge of borders, countries, businesses etc without the whole enterprise crashing down.

  22. Pyrmonter

    Why are councils even running such businesses?

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