Friday, December 13, 2013

Sex Segregation In UK Universities: Gender Apartheid?

              (Part of this post is direct from the Daily telegraph on December 11, 2013.)

Radical Muslims in UK have now achieved their first aim towards Islamizing the Great Britain. Universities UK (UUK), the organisation which represents vice-chancellors, has directed all British universities to allow the forced segregation of females from male students in university campuses.

What next after the universities? Movie theatres, swimming pools, gyms, trains, ............, the opportunities for Sex Segregation or Gender Apartheid are boundless for Islamist radicals who called themselves British, but they really are the descendants of Muslim immigrants from backward Islamic countries.

But the British liberals and Socialists who usually pander and cow down to the Islamists are now fighting back as they suddenly see the reality of England being Islamized rapidly at such alarming rate. Even the normally pro-Muslim and left-wing “Equality and Human Rights Commission” is now reviewing the legal position of UUK’s guidelines to establish whether they break any British law.

Human rights groups look at legal challenges to Universities UK guidance as one rights organisation pledges to disrupt segregated meetings. Official guidelines which endorse gender segregation at British universities are facing a growing backlash from student groups and human rights organisations.

Universities UK, the organisation which represents vice-chancellors, was widely condemned last month when it said Muslim societies, and other groups, were entitled to keep men and women separate at public meetings on British campuses.

One organisation said it is setting up “segregation busting” teams which will deliberately disrupt meetings which attempt to enforce separate seating areas for men and women.

British university students protesting against segregation.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is also reviewing the legal position of University UK’s guidelines to establish whether they break the law. The National Union of Students has stopped short of full condemnation but said it does not endorse “enforced segregation” and would take steps to prevent it taking place.

Maryam Namazie, from the human rights organisation One Law For All which took part in a protest over the official guidelines earlier this week, said: “We believe what Universities UK is recommending is completely in conflict with equalities laws.

“We are setting up teams of segregation busters who will target ‘sex apartheid’. We will send the teams to meetings and use the kind of techniques that were pioneered in countries like the US and South Africa in terms of black segregation.

“We won’t just obediently sit in the so-called ‘wrong’ place. This will be about not allowing segregation to take place.”

The prospect of groups deliberately provoking the organisers of gender segregated events, raising the prospect of tempers flaring, will be a matter of concern for vice-chancellors whose guidelines were intended to defuse tensions rather than enflame them.

Ms Namazie said she was also seeking legal advice from human rights lawyers on whether it would be possible to challenge the controversial guidelines.

Last month’s guidance from Universities UK said segregation could be acceptable as long as men and women were seated side by side, rather than with women at the back. It also said that at any event where some segregation took place for religious reasons a separate non-segregated area should also be provided.

Do they really want to be segregated from men?
Chris Moos, a PhD student who runs the secular society at the London School of Economics, said: “We believe there has been very clear outrage among the secular and libertarian community in the UK about these proposals.

“We will be examining if it is possible to rescind the guidelines. We are also asking our university to clarify its position on this.”

An NUS spokeswoman said: “NUS supports the rights of groups to self-organise how they wish but would be concerned about enforced segregation and certainly does not endorse it. We believe the Universities UK guidance is saying that the university needs to take law into account when making decisions about what can and can’t happen on a campus.

“The gender segregation issue is far more nuanced than has been reported. For example segregation in certain religions for prayer is not something we would interfere with. However, mandatory segregation is a definite problem. If we heard of an instance of this we would discuss concerns with the students union and provide support and guidance in how to address this, potentially with the university where appropriate.”

Earlier this year, a report by Student Rights, an equality group, said segregation at student events had become a “widespread” trend at many British universities and documented 180 examples where it took place, or had been proposed, between March 2012 and March this year.

A Universities UK spokesman said: "The guidance was approved by senior legal counsel as properly reflecting the law."

                        (BBC Channel-4's "Forced Sex Segregation In UK Universities" Video.)
Separate entrances for male and female students into segregated classrooms.
All male Muslims at the front and females at the far back of the room.
Protest graffiti against forced sex segregation in Saudi Britannia (aka) UK.
Eventual result of sex-segregation in Afghanistan.