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Feminist Group Offers College Students Cash to ‘Fight the Patriarchy’

Feminist Group Offers College Students Cash to ‘Fight the Patriarchy’

“Women are much less likely than men to hold leadership positions in almost every field”

There certainly seems to be a lot of money flowing to left wing students these days.

Campus Reform reports:

Feminist group gives students $5K to ‘fight the patriarchy’

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering students $5,000 grants to “fight the patriarchy” and “break gender stereotypes” on their campus.

The Campus Action Project (CAP) grants are intended to help college students end the “women in leadership gap” by hosting “discussion groups” or a “poster series” on “why having gender equality at the top benefits everyone.”

This is one of many programs the AAUW offers college students. The AAUW also recruits students to campaign against sexist microaggressions, and to join their National Student Advisory Council, which seeks to “promote gender equity.”

“Women are much less likely than men to hold leadership positions in almost every field, and women of color are even less likely than white women to hold those leadership positions,” says Paige Robnett, the College Relations Manager at AAUW.

“But sex and race discrimination aren’t the only barriers holding women back,” she adds. “Hostile work environments, negative stereotypes about women in leadership, and unconscious or implicit bias also keep women out of the top spots.”

The grant application, which closes October 2, requires that students design a preliminary project and submit a detailed estimated expense list. The $5,000 can be used for almost anything as so long as it helps “close the gender leadership gap,” including speakers fees, food for events, travel, advertising, and any necessary supplies.

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Feminist Group Offers College Students Cash to ‘Fight the Patriarchy’

So, does this make them mercenaries?

The $5,000 can be used for almost anything as so long as it helps “close the gender leadership gap,” including speakers fees, food for events, travel, advertising, and any necessary supplies.

How is any of that supposed to help close the leadership gap?

Of course, this presumes that anyone giving out the money is going to care whether the money has any impact on anything.

“But sex and race discrimination aren’t the only barriers holding women back,” she adds. “Hostile work environments, negative stereotypes about women in leadership, and unconscious or implicit bias also keep women out of the top spots.”

I don’t suppose – just work with me here – that training women to be activists, organizers, rebel-rousers and disruptive forces will reinforce negative stereotypes about women in the workplace? Who the hell wants an experienced activist in the “top spot” at their corporation?

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