* Posts by mtnbiker1185

5 posts • joined 20 Sep 2018

'Men only' job ad posts land Facebook in boiling hot water with ACLU

mtnbiker1185

Re: Is it discrimination

I think his point is that it wasn't a problem when the ads were "women only", but only became a problem when someone made "men only" ads. I.e. the fact that it became a discrimination problem is discrimination in and of itself due to why it became a problem. In other words, when the ads were targeting women everyone was OK with it, but now that someone is targeting just men it's a problem.

Kind of like how the U.S.'s Affirmative Action policy was designed to fight racism while being racist itself.

mtnbiker1185

Re: Is it discrimination

Is it though? It is illegal to not hire someone based on sex, but advertising is a different story. Otherwise, tampon companies would be required to have just as many ads in Men's Health as they do in Women's Health. It is also perfectly legal for insurance companies to charge different rates based on sex. To the point, someone recently made the news for changing his sex to female so he wouldn't pay so much in car insurance.

mtnbiker1185

Might have something to do with there never being wars fought, and people slaughtered, over their preference of pet.

mtnbiker1185

Re: Companies probably aren't doing this to discriminate

If that is the case then why hasn't the ACLU gone after insurance companies for offering cheaper car insurance to women than men, or younger drivers than older ones? Just because they charge you based on your level of risk doesn't mean it isn't discrimination.....

mtnbiker1185

Re: I think some people might have missed something...

Yet insurance companies do this very thing and no one says anything about it.

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