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Meritocracy, feminism and affirmative action

I’ve heard, more and more often, critiques of feminism in the “modern day”. That it’s no longer necessary. That quotas are only there to pander to the public and that they deprive those more deserving of the same position. 22 more words

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Meritocracy, feminism and affirmative action

I’ve heard, more and more often, critiques of feminism in the “modern day”. That it’s no longer necessary. That quotas are only there to pander to the public and that they deprive those more deserving of the same position. 23 more words

HumanRights

Recommended Link: What Drives Success, Hard Work or Luck?

An intriguing article by Jill Suttie dropped into my inbox this week from the Greater Good website. It deconstructs one of our society’s basic but damaging assumptions: hard work guarantees success and you failed because you didn’t try hard enough. 410 more words

Book Reviews

GOVERNING BY WORD

WHAT WITH our being in the midst of highly divisive presidential campaigns, it’s a good time to discuss the etymology of words that are associated with how people rule themselves—or how others rule them. 831 more words

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Making Every School an Accessible School

BY SINGAPORE POLICY JOURNAL

Education policy in Singapore has attracted much attention of late. In the recent parliamentary speeches, Ms Denise Phua (MP, Jalan Besar GRC) commented on how the… 819 more words

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The Ph.D. Factory and the Rise of Meritocracy

The Ph.D. Factory and the Rise of Meritocracy

Author: Merel van Manson

IQ + Effort = Merit.

Those of you who have ever read the satirical work ‘ 1,570 more words

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