Radio NZ reports:
Only about a quarter of all mathematics academics in Australia are female, and the university is now advertising three positions in its School of Mathematics and Statistics for female applicants only.
It is believed to be the first time it has limited applications to women only for permanent academic positions.
The intention is good, but the decision is bad. Excluding anyone on the basis of their gender is wrong.
Around 60% of university students are now female. Does this mean universities will start advertising quotas for male students to ensure 50% representation?