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Feminism is the movement to liberate women from patriarchy.
We stand up for the rights of women as a sex-class. Women have a right to bodily autonomy and to set their own boundaries and have them respected. We resist efforts to limit women's reproductive autonomy. We condemn the men who exploit and abuse women in prostitution and pornography. We oppose all harms and forms of exploitation of women and girls, regardless of whether or not they're sold as "choice" or re-framed as "empowering." We oppose the movement to redefine "women" in a way that erases the realities of our lives and makes organizing for our liberation as a sex-class impossible.
"In the radical feminist view, the new feminism is not just the revival of a serious political movement for social equality. It is the second wave of the most important revolution in history. Its aim: the overthrow of the oldest, most rigid class/caste system in existence, the class system based on sex – a system consolidated over thousands of years, lending the archetypal male and female roles an undeserved legitimacy and seeming permanence." –Shulamith Firestone, The Dialectic of Sex
Classic 'men are judged on their potential, women are judged on their track record' thinking.
Great way of putting this.
That does seem more likely than them suddenly caring about poor people.
It is strange how no one had a problem with school requiring children to sit still, learn and be obedient until girls turned out to be better at that than boys.
It is also suspicious that for decades if not longer, no one had a problem with the applications ranking system possibly discriminating against poor people.
If they were being honest about that whole "cannot afford test preparation courses", the obvious solution would be to offer those courses for free, wouldn't it?
I think it's more to let in white kids and not have the classes dominated by Asians. That's the secret story behind most of the "affirmative action" stuff in the Ivies.
If boys are outperforming girls then that just shows that girls are dumb and deserve the role of underclass, but if heaven forbid girls are outperforming boys, then something is wrong with the metic…
I think this is more geared towards minorities/economically disadvantaged students. LSAT is much harder to prep for than SAT or GRE when you are entering law school you must have already finished your bachelors so most are 21+ years old. People who do well generally study full time 6-12 months. Being able to study full time is something only the economically advantaged can do. Sure you can study and work but you are far less likely to do as well as some one who is studying full time and especially someone who can afford more expensive prep. LSAT prep courses run hundreds of dollars and tutoring is normally over 100$ an hour. Additionally, studies show men tend to score higher on the LSAT while women generally have higher GPAs.
Law school students tend to be economically advantaged because even applying is so expensive you have to pay $215 to take the LSAT, $195 to put together an application to law schools on CAS, then pay $45 to each school you apply to send your CAS report then $0-80 per school for application fees.
Considering the fact that males are failing at every possible academic level when compared to women, they probably have to lower the bar specifically for male applicants or they won't have any men at elite institutions at all!
Although, I would consider that the only positive social progression that had occurred in the past 10 years.
Such bullshit, the rise of deriding higher education as well as higher education being captured coincides with women and girls performing better then men and boys. They're sabotaging our success, just as they do when we dominate a job, suddenly pay is lower and public opinion is in the gutter.Despite every single roadblock in our way. And now they give them even more of a leg up.
Yes, I endorse your interpretation. I think this is exactly what is going on.
Almost always it's to benefit men, in the west, it's particularly white men. They wouldn't bother actually helping people who need it.
Eh, this is actually a thing at other law schools. There are special applicant categories for indigenous students and those who didn't perform well on their testing. And guess what? Many of those students went on to become awesome lawyers.
I support this, and I believe this is just the stuffy schools getting on board with the policies at other schools.
Edit: and a LOT of the special applicant category students are female IME. A lot of women who have children.