If this not gender discrimination ?
“CUT OFFS FOR BANGALORE GIRLS HIGHER THAN BOYS IN STD XI”
“COLLEGE RAISE CUT OFFS FOR GIRLS”
“Girls pay penalty for scoring more marks than boy”
Front page news in Today’s Times of India
Just because the girls have outstripped the boys in the marks race and have secured the top ranks the Bangalore Pre University colleges have set cut off higher percentage for them.
Is it the incentive, encouragement and motivation for girls to study hard?
“Their diligence is proving to be a curse”
Is this is the reward the girls will get for toiling day in and day out to achieve their dreams?
And the reason given for this discrimination is “Boys find it difficult to get admission in such colleges”.
If the boys want admission in the top ranking colleges they should have worked hard like the way the girls did.
The college principles are justifying their such decisions by saying that they want equal number of boys and girls in the class.
Is it the fault of girls if they have scored higher than boys?
On one side we talk about human rights/ equal opportunities, no discrimination on the basis of sex and on the other side the educated, emancipated, enlightened, educationists, role models for students are openly promoting gender discrimination.
Are we still living in the era where the girls had to sacrifice their dreams, their career, their aspirations for the boys?