Clueless boobs, or couldn’t care less?
Do they even know that Shoaib Sultan refused to condemn the slaughter of gays, and comments praising the Holocaust, and are they bothered at all by their Norwegian colleagues including him in a report on discrimination?
Shoaib Sultan. In 2007, as Secretary-General of Norway’s taxpayer-funded Islamic Council, made headlines when he refused to publicly criticize the execution of gays in Iran; two years later, he declined to comment on Islamic scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s praise for the Holocaust as a “gift from Allah.”
How to Counteract Antifeminism and Right-Wing Extremism?
Input and recommendations from experts in North
In the wake of the terrorist attacks on 22 July there has been increased attention on the resistance to Nordic open, inclusive and multicultural society. There has been a focus on the utterances in social media, comment fields and on online discussion forums. In addition to opposition to immigration and Islam in particular, articulated also in hostile attitudes towards Women, feminism and gender equality. These attitudes we can call simplified anti-feminism.
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The New ‘Gender Gap’
I’ve just finished perusing two reports – more accurately, one legitimate report and one “report” that deserves scare quotes. The legitimate report is an MIT study of “the emerging gender gap in labor markets and education” – the fact that while American women, for some time now, have been going to college in increasingly high numbers and doing better and better professionally, while American men have been headed downhill. The report’s authors, economists David Autor and Melanie Wasserman, note that “females born in 1975 were roughly 17% more likely than their male counterparts to attend college and nearly 23% more likely to complete a four-year degree.”
Why? The authors’ analysis zeroes in on the rise in single motherhood over the last generation or two. Their statistics show that while the sons of single mothers face a significantly increased risk of “high school dropout, criminality, and violence,” and thus “diminished chances of obtaining stable employment,” the impact of single motherhood on daughters isn’t all that severe. Autor and Wasserman suggest that a “vicious cycle” may be in the offing, with a lower rate of father-headed households today giving rise to a generation of underachieving men tomorrow, and consequently to even fewer father-headed households – resulting in an ever-widening disparity between the educational and professional attainments of American men and women. The authors make it clear, moreover, that the phenomena they describe aren’t distinctive to the U.S. but can be observed in many parts of the Western world.