Yup. That’s right. Senior academic jobs that are solely open to women.
The logic behind this [apparently] is that one of the measures by which a country’s equality levels is judged is by the number of women in senior academic posts. So what better way to skew the figures than to artificially create jobs just to bump up the numbers?
There is of course a downside to this and all the other “female quota” ideas that are being floated and that is that any female in a senior position, no matter how well qualified, will be seen as someone just filling the numbers and as there solely because of her sex. Not very flattering to those who obtained a job on merit?
They really should forget this “gender quota” thing. It’s getting out of hand. It’s a load of [lack of] bollox.
But then what would you expect from a Minister for Short Cuts and Women Drivers?