I haven’t posted for a while, and now this topic has caught my eye. Someone has already expressed my views better than I could have, so I’ll just let him speak for me!
Right, so UCL ended up banning an organisation of Islamists from holding debates after they attempted to enforce gender segregation at an event they hosted using the university’s facilities http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/mar/15/ucl-bans-islamic-group-over-segregation . Since then, Universities UK has come up with a judgement about segregation policies at universities, and shock horror they’ve shown all the cognitive abilities of anencephalic sea sponges.
I quote the petition page on Avaaz for some of the more alarming bits of the nonsense that has come to be espoused by them.
“Universities UK (UUK) has issued guidance on external speakers saying that the segregation of the sexes at universities is not discriminatory as long as “both men and women are being treated equally, as they are both being segregated in the same way.”
UUK add that universities should bear in mind that “concerns to accommodate the wishes or beliefs of those opposed to segregation should not result…
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