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International Women's Day blog - bloke with a beard?

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highame Fri 18-Sep-20 09:45:41

civilservice.blog.gov.uk/2019/04/21/working-together-for-the-benefit-of-all/

Got this link from Sarah Pillmores twitter account (don't know how to link to her account but some good comments on there. It's on FairCop

Bloke with a beard talks about gender consultation and getting men involved. He's a civil servant, of course he is

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highame Fri 18-Sep-20 09:49:07

On my return to the Home Office (HO), I am excited to be co-chair the Gender Equality Network (GEN) alongside Kerry O’Dea. This will be the first time the HO has had a male lead or co-leads of its gender network.

You know what this is going to mean

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BovaryX Fri 18-Sep-20 09:53:14

highame

*On my return to the Home Office (HO), I am excited to be co-chair the Gender Equality Network (GEN) alongside Kerry O’Dea. This will be the first time the HO has had a male lead or co-leads of its gender network.*

You know what this is going to mean

What a load of pathetic bollocks.

NearlyGranny Fri 18-Sep-20 09:59:04

No theoretical reason why a man cannot lead or co-lead on gender equality, which, by the time and content of his writing seems to mean sex equality. Were I a civil servant, I think I'd be positive and watchful, and I'd be looking to be engaged and have my voice heard.

NearlyGranny Fri 18-Sep-20 09:59:28

Tone, not time!

Imnobody4 Fri 18-Sep-20 10:02:31

Kerry and I are committed to embedding gender equality in who we are and what we do. Focusing on talent, balanced representation, workplace culture and intersectionality to continue to make the experiences of women and men as positive as possible within their careers. Of course, gender is not binary, and our focus in GEN is to work collaboratively with the staff networks, the D&I and HR teams, and external experts, to deliver interventions that improve the experiences of all staff.
Which is why it should be sex not gender and Women's Equality Network. It's gender studies all over again.

highame Fri 18-Sep-20 10:41:34

nearlygranny I agree but think I've seen too much that says this will become gender, gender, gender

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Gingerkittykat Fri 18-Sep-20 23:54:17

They have made the day about how they can bring men into IWD. Can't we have anything for ourselves?

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Fri 18-Sep-20 23:59:21

Ginger that reminds me of the police force (PSNI I think) who did a #HeForShe campaign for IWD this year, and basically gave out certificates to all the men who had been decent allies.
Certificates for men. On International Women's Day. confused

ErrolTheDragon Sat 19-Sep-20 00:18:48

Gingerkittykat

They have made the day about how they can bring men into IWD. Can't we have anything for ourselves?


I wouldn't mind if they brought men in to listen.

WeeBisom Sat 19-Sep-20 00:30:28

“Gendered judgements, made by men and women, impact the experience of the workplace for both men and women, often having a greater impact on women’s progress to leadership positions. It is not helpful to think of these as ‘women’s issues’, because they affect us all.”

It’s not helpful to think of sexism in the workplace as a “women’s issue” cos “gendered judgments” impact the experience of the workplace for MEN as well! This is “what about the men“ in woke form. So how are men negatively affected by gendered judgments (by women) in the workplace? Because it seems to me that men are doing fantastically at work!

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