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Stanford University Accused of Discriminating Against Men in Multiple Programs

Stanford University Accused of Discriminating Against Men in Multiple Programs

“[I] have never seen discrimination so pervasive as at Stanford”

We often hear about cases of discrimination against women, in the workplace and on college campuses, but discrimination against men is typically dismissed as non-existent.

A former U.S. Department of Education official named Adam Kissel is casting a spotlight on discrimination against men at Stanford University, and he says the problem is pervasive.

Isaac Willour reports at The College Fix:

Nearly three dozen Stanford programs discriminate against males, complaint alleges

Adam Kissel only started filing Title IX complaints against college programs that allegedly discriminate against men in the past few months, but he’s especially shocked about his latest target.

“[I] have never seen discrimination so pervasive as at Stanford,” the former Department of Education official tweeted, naming 33 programs that he believes practice sex discrimination – 22 in the name itself.

Kissel filed a Title IX complaint against the private university with the department’s Office for Civil Rights late last month, and shared it with The College Fix upon request.

It includes a “Frequently Asked Questions” section specifically “tailored to this complaint,” which “answers many questions you might have,” Kissel wrote to the agency.

The Supreme Court does not limit discrimination to “direct signs that people will see,” such as a program that literally says “women only,” but also “actual practices” such as “recruitment techniques,” the complaint said.

Kissel said website language for the programs, and the absence of male students in photos, would convince a “reasonable male” that he cannot participate in the programs because of his sex.

I reached out to Kissel for comment. He responded:

Stanford’s faculty is 55% female, yet almost anywhere you look, you see Stanford discriminating against men or boys.

Nothing in President Biden’s executive orders suggests a policy of sweeping Stanford’s pervasive sex discrimination under the rug.

Adam posted a comprehensive thread about this on Twitter:

In recent years, more women have entered college than men. Why are women still treated like a minority on campus?

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The California college system is shot through with pernicious discrimination. When my youngest graduated from high school, the local newspaper published a story saying that the SAT scores for students were manipulated as follows: Asians lost 50 points; Whites stayed the same, Blacks were given 50.

Those are essentially cheating on the scholastic achievement scores based on skin color. The cheating was not done by the kids.

Later, we had a scandal where the parents were found to have paid money for admissions. The parents, unlike the school administrators, were punished by trial in criminal court.

I’m did not and would not cheat to get my kid into a school, but I find it very hard to blame other parents for trying to counter the cheating by the school administrations.

Now we have a legislature that keeps trying to legalize discrimination.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Valerie. | March 10, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    When is a university going to market based on not doing these things? It seems to me that such a stand might be very good for a university , there is a shortage of students.. It is only six years before my oldest grandchild will be ready for college. I will not bankroll attendance at a woke institution.

    ainulindale in reply to Valerie. | March 11, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Blacks need 300 points fewer on the SAT than Asians to get into the same school. Not surprising then that their dropout rate is double that of Whites.

    lichau in reply to Valerie. | March 11, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    I think Blacks get more than 50 points.

Lucifer Morningstar | March 10, 2021 at 12:31 pm

Wow. What a surprise. Stanford, a university that receives federal funds, discriminates against males. I’m shocked! Shocked I tell you!

Too bad nothing will be done about it. The liberal courts will just dismiss it for “lack of standing” (I assume Adam Kissel isn’t a student at Stanford right now) and hasn’t personally been injured by Stanford’s discriminatory policies against males.

We all just need to realize that for the next four years at least this kind of behavior is going to be perfectly acceptable (if not federally mandated) and deal with it as best we can. ☹️

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Lucifer Morningstar. | March 10, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    We all just need to realize that for the next four years at least this kind of behavior is going to be perfectly acceptable (if not federally mandated) and deal with it as best we can.

    Given the fraudulent election system, it will be until regime is removed.

    Subotai Bahadur

My daughter was an engineering major at a university in Boston. I am very thankful she received a scholarship for women in engineering. I think there is a push to get women in STEM fields but don’t think we should sacrifice men and boys in the process.

I don’t see anything here that can’t be found at a thousand other institutions . Filing complaints is nice but isn’t doing any more than asking people to put fingers in a dike that disintegrated long ago..

Social Scientists have proven in dozens of studies across many, many cultures that Men are more interested in things and Women are more interested in people. This is not controversial science. It has been replicated and confirmed over and over. It is not an absolute but the difference is almost a standard deviation.

So, fields that deal in things attract more men. Fields that deal in people attract more women. Over 80% of the people who are interested in engineering are male. At least 80% of the people in nursing are women.

In cultures that have a longer and stronger commitment to Egalitarianism, this difference is MORE pronounced. There is a larger percentage of men in Engineering in Sweden than in the USA. There is a larger percentage of women in Nursing in Sweden than in the USA.

When I organized the Student Section of the Society of Women Engineers at Central Washington University in 1990, we had male members. I am proud of that. We competed and won Best New Section in the Nation, Best New Section in Region J and Best Section in Region J.

    henrybowman in reply to darrelsjoy. | March 10, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Inclusive groups promote unity and community. I am a proud life member of the Pink Pistols, the Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, and Students for Concealed Carry, though I am neither gay, Jewish, nor a student. More to the point, none of these organizations has plans to kick me out in the name of some nonsensical purity, which is more than I can say for most woke organizations.

What are the chances this just gets dismissed out of hand on grounds that you can’t discriminate against males because males have privilege?

    lichau in reply to Danny. | March 11, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    There is no doubt it either will be dismissed or not heard. Grounds? Legal mumbo-jumbo is most likely.

I really don’t care if they want to have clubs or sections for women only and 40 years ago it would have been applauded. However with the way women have attacked male only clubs and forced there way into them or made them disband. Because of these things I feel that allowing gender specific clubs (even though I support them) cannot be allowed to continue. If we can’t have male only groups we can’t have Female only clubs.

Good. Sue them all, and, hold these schools to the same federal civil rights standards. The situation is getting ridiculous. Next up, target race preferences in hiring, school admissions and contract awards.

Remember how the groups for Blacks only started appearing decades ago? They’re still around. This is the same thing. The effort is laudable but lawsuits won’t get anywhere.