My experiences with the Human
Rights Commission have not been very positive in the past (See
7emplies.html ). Its previous head was an
old-fashioned Feminist, Rae Julian, who apparently equated "equality"
with "whatever women want". This attitude is symptomatic of
Feminism, whose adherents neither are able to think clearly nor are
forced to by opponents with enough courage to do so.
However, the issue of the sexist advertisement pictured on the right
is core Human Rights Commission business -- and area where (following
the lead of their British equivalent) they seem to have been willing
to support Men's Rights for many years already. I did not want
to apply for the job myself, but made a complaint based on the principle
So I was pleased, but not surprised, when I was told on the telephone
two days ago that the Human Rights Commission had got both the boutique
and newspaper involved to change their policies and ban advertisements
that unnecessarily (see section 27(1) of the Human Rights Act 1993)
discriminate against men in future.