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Discussion: Discrimination, Liberty and Fairness (Richard Baron)

The law has a lot to say about sex-based discrimination. But how far should the state interfere? Should we go further than we do? Are there other ways in which the state should take action? Should the state take an interest in power relationships in our personal lives, as well as in our working lives? And whatever position you take on these questions, how would you justify your views, by reference to concepts such as liberty and fairness?

Please note that the room does have limited capacity, and that people will hear about this event via the Bishopsgate Institute, as well as via Meetup and via the Philosophy for All website and programme. This means that replying "yes" here does not guarantee you a place. We will always try to fit everyone in, but very occasionally, an event is so popular that we have to turn some people away. If lots of people (say, more than 40) have replied "yes" here, it would be a good idea to turn up reasonably early. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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  • Morteza T.

    Very good

    October 19, 2013

    • David S.

      I hope it is clear that in the UK Women had the right to vote for a very long time. Switzerland woman got the right to vote much more recently.

      October 19, 2013

    • David S.

      I do not dispute the right of Women to Vote but I do believe there are some jobs Women are not designed to do such as killing. Men ae not so good at caring as women and cannot have babies. The problem with Equal Pay is that it means Men are also paid little. One orgnisation does not have any men as men cannot afford to work for them as the wages are not enough to keep families. In the Old Days Men would be paid more so that organisation would have Men and Women working for them Well Equal Pay I think cane in 1970 and Sex Discrimination Legislation came in 1976. From 1976 onwards you could not advertise this job is for Men or this job is for women. That means that SEX DISCRIMINATION has been out lawed for thirty-seven years.

      October 19, 2013

  • David S.

    I made the point that Sex Discrimination Laws go aganist Nature because God made Man and Woman Different. Women certainly should not be fighting in the front line in wars.
    Another point we did not dscuss Equal Opportunities for Disabled People.
    I have Asperger Syndreome so that would have interested me.
    All in all it was an interestine meeting.
    Davdi Shamash

    October 19, 2013

  • Julie M.

    I'm not going to make this after all - I've woken up feeling unwell. Sorry.

    October 19, 2013

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