Wednesday, September 7, 2011

UK MRA fights back

Tom Martin

Meet Tom Martin,he is suing his university:London School of Economics because of their anti-male bias. It will be good if he wins as that would be a crowning achievement especially when considering getting a pro-male verdict in the UK is next to impossible. Here is the Tom Martin story:

Former student sues LSE over its 'gender bias' against men
Tony Bonnici
5 Sep 2011

The London School of Economics is facing legal action after a former student claimed its gender studies course was sexist - against men.

Tom Martin, who quit the university after six weeks, claims in papers lodged at the Central London county court that lecturers ignored male issues.

He is claiming some £50,000 citing breach of contract, misleading advertising, misrepresentation, and breach of the Gender Equality Duty Act.

The 39-year-old, who attended the university last year to take up a Gender, Media and Culture Masters degree, said there was "systemic anti-male discrimination". But he said an internal investigation carried out by the university in the wake of his complaints found "no evidence" of bias.

Mr Martin, who is representing himself, said: "The core texts we had to read before each class were typically packed with anti-male discrimination and bias - heavily focusing on, exaggerating, and falsifying women's issues perspectives, whilst blaming men, to justify ignoring men's issues. There was no warning of this sexist agenda in the prospectus."

He added: "They simply refuse to acknowledge the research which contradicts the 'women good/men bad', or the 'women victims/men perpetrators' storyline.

"Science does not come into it at LSE's Gender Institute. Like a religion, the curriculum simply insists, by repetition, attempting to drum the anti-male agenda into the students."

The university's legal team has asked for the case to be struck out, claiming the core texts were not compulsory, merely recommended readings, and that the texts were equally available for both men and women to read, so therefore did not directly discriminate against men. The team also argues that "any discriminatory effect [against men] was plainly justifiable".

Source:click here

Justifiable? How the fuck is it justifiable? So apparently anti-male sexism is okay in the UK. I hope Martin kicks their asses from one part of the courtroom to the other.


Tom Martin said...

Thanks for all your support. Please go to the fighting fund website to donate, and for further updates: www dot sexismbusters dot org

Razlo-MRA said...

I am unable to support you financially because I already donate to other Men's Rights causes, but much support from Canada!
Bring down the beast!

Tom Martin said...

Check out the latest edition of A Voice for Men Radio. I do an interview there, at 36.30 into the show. You van link to it through www dot sexismbusters dot org

Anonymous said...

Check out Tom's superb new video. Way better than any articles written on the subject. Essential viewing IMO: