Thursday, 29 December 2005

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas.

Another example of the need for greater freedom of association..

The Equal Opportunities Commission has called for sex discrimination laws to be updated. They've also called upon private industry to promote equality and diversity within their organisations.

So, since anti-discrimination laws aren't working, it's time to introduce a new law? Isn't this a sign that anti-discrimination legislation is flawed?

Like the smoking example I posted, employers shouldn't be forced to associate with groups they disapprove of. They should be free to associate with anyone they choose and on any basis. I feel that any business that chooses to openly discriminate against women would be shunned by the public, since sexism isn't considered moral or acceptable in contemporary society. As always, the market will sort out any "injustice" that may arise.

Women may find this unfair, nonetheless the solution would be to compete, if you feel you're discriminated against.