Academic calls for end to ‘ritualised humiliation’ & ‘sexual apartheid’ on campus

Wakademic prostitutes are naive?

THE news that Australia’s most prestigious university is allowing apartheid doesn’t shock as much as the bureaucractic response it has issued to defend the practice.—Melbourne’s hypocrisy on gender naive — JENNIFER ORIEL

At the entrance to the lecture, attended by The Australian, signs directed “sisters” to the back of the theatre, and “brothers” to the front. Asked whether seating was segregated, a male attendee said: “It usually is here, yeah.”

Not ‘cute’– this is child abuse!

Academic calls for end to ‘ritualised humiliation’

THE University of Melbourne has declined to condemn gender segregation at public events held by Islamic organisations at its Parkville campus, despite its leading gender-politics academic describing the practice as “sexual apartheid” and a form of “ritualised humiliation”.  –BY:RACHEL BAXENDALE From:The Australian

On April 13, a lecture entitled “Islamic rulings on Jihad in Syria & why great scholars’ silence” (sic) was held in the university’s Copland Theatre by Islamic education organisation Hikmah Way.

At the entrance to the lecture, attended by The Australian, signs directed “sisters” to the back of the theatre, and “brothers” to the front. Asked whether seating was segregated, a male attendee said: “It usually is here, yeah.”

During the event, which had a predominantly Muslim audience of about 250, a small number of men sat in the “women’s” section and were not prevented from doing so. No women sat in the “men’s” section.

Gender segregation was also encouraged at an information session for prospective Australian Islamic Peace Conference volunteers held by the Islamic Research and Educational Academy at the university’s Public Lecture Theatre on March 10.

The Australian understands the practice has been encouraged at many similar events held at the university in recent years.

On Tuesday, the university was made aware of these events and asked about its policy on gender equality and whether it would consider prohibiting gender segregation at events held on campus.

A spokeswoman said yesterday the lecture had been held by a non-university organisation and run as an external event.

“The organisers are a not-for-profit organisation involved in charity and community projects,” she said. “This organisation has previously booked venues at the university and we have received no complaints regarding their events. The university routinely makes its facilities available for hire to external clients when spaces are not being used for teaching, learning and research.”

In March, University College London banned the Islamic Education and Research Academy from participating in events on its campus after an investigation found it had tried to enforce segregation at a debate that month.

On April 16, the University of Leicester launched a similar investigation into an event hosted by the university’s Islamic Society, stating that if segregation was found to have been encouraged, it would ensure there would be “no recurrence” of the practice.

University of Melbourne gender politics professor Sheila Jeffreys said she was shocked to learn that this “form of subordinating women” was taking place on an Australian university campus.

“There needs to be great outrage about this,” Professor Jeffreys said. “It is a Rosa Parks moment . . . Making women sit at the back in lecture theatres is sexual apartheid. This is a new practice in Australia, whereas apartheid against black Americans was an old practice. But it should be challenged strongly so that it goes no further.

“Religious ideas that so blatantly make women into second-class citizens are not worthy of respect. They should not be allowed to undermine people’s justified rejection of discrimination against women.”

Professor Jeffreys said the events at the University of Melbourne were part of a “wider trend” that was seeing women’s equality rights eroded under the mantra of religion and culture, even at the level of the UN.

University of Melbourne student union women’s officers Amy Jenkins and Mercedes Marsh declined to comment until they had the opportunity to meet with their Women of Colour Caucus on Wednesday.

Subsequent requests for comment have not received a response.

Next week, the union’s women’s department will mark the National Union of Students’ Blue Stocking Week, touted as “an opportunity for women across Australia to celebrate how far we’ve come since the early days of female enrolment, and to contemplate how far we have left to go”.

5 thoughts on “Academic calls for end to ‘ritualised humiliation’ & ‘sexual apartheid’ on campus”

  1. Then of all the gall. The apologists for Islam make the claim that Islam respects women. That is such a false claim that it’s also outrageous.

  2. Liberals are racists and pretend People Of Colour are “oppressed minorities,” precisely because they know they seriously outnumber Whites worldwide. They are pre-emptively surrendering to the ‘inevitable’ and sacrificing the lives and futures of our children to foreign barbarism in order to save only their own worthless lives, simply because they are both cowards and traitors.

  3. This is not about ‘white’ versus ‘coloured’, nor about East vs West.

    This is, specifically, about Islam’s 1400 year war upon all of non-Muslim humanity; a war in which the majority of the non-Muslims murdered or enslaved by Muslims have been, in fact, nonwhite and nonwestern – millions upon millions of animist or Christian black Africans (Nubia was a Christian kingdom until the 17th century, when it was finally overwhelmed and destroyed by Muslims, and its people killed or force-‘converted’) , and the millions upon millions of Buddhist and Hindu Indians butchered in the process by which, between the 8th and the 18th century, Muslims gained ascendancy over most of India before being displaced by the British Raj.

    The Boston Bombers were Caucasian: from Chechenya, from the Russian Caucasus. They could pass as Jewish, or as Italian, or as Greek. I have seen photos of Jews in Israel with faces like that. Indeed, the dead brother bore more than a passing resemblance, physically (colouration, facial bone structure) to…one of my own brothers (the photo seriously gave me the creeps, because of that). And to be blunt: I have Scottish – pure Scottish – cousins who, if dropped down in Northern India, or in Israel, or in any North African or Arab country, in local dress, would be able to pass as locals, so long as they didn’t open their mouths.

    This is not about genes.

    This is about ideas, evil ideas inside people’s heads. There have been lily-white Bosniak and Albanian jihad plotters; and lily-white converts to Islam – e.g. Shane Kent and David Hicks, in Australia – who were just as lethal as anyone from Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan.

    And conversely, there have been jet-black Christian martyrs in Somalia and Sudan and northern Nigeria: men and women, the Somalis being converts to Christianity out of Islam, who have been murdered by Muslims to punish them for being or becoming Christian.

    I have more in common with Asia Bibi in her jail cell in Pakistan, enduring persecution for refusing to convert to Islam, or with a black Anglican bishop from Nigeria who recently visited Australia to tell the churches here about the dreadful persecution Muslims are inflicting on his flock, than I have with a traitor like Shane Kent, Aussie convert to Islam.

    1. Our detractors know that this is not about race or skin colour. Conflating resistance to Islam with race hate is deliberate. It worked incredibly well in the UK, where every criticism of Islam is now ‘racist’, and petrodollars have done a marvellous job in the U.S.

      I didn’t think we are already that far down the track. The Wilders visit was an eyeopener. Australia is in deep shiite.

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