The Fight Against Discrimination
Fight Against Discrimination
Hurtling towards the last few months of 2018, there are still too many laws that make the world a harder place to be if you are a woman.
Sexist laws persist across all corners of the globe.
Some sound ludicrous in this day and age, whilst some are deadly, denying women fundamental legal rights in the face of violence against their bodies. Unfortunately, the fight for status, dignity and rights is never-ending for my fraternity.
The sexism inherent in our laws is still a cause for concern.
Laws are made to set standards of ideal behaviour for people.
The idea of equality is shattered when the laws themselves reflect a sexist bias in them. After seven tumultuous decades we, as a nation, stand in an era of social liberation and economic prosperity.
We broadcast our nation as one filled with potential and opportunity, and stand as future leaders of this free world.
But, are the inherent chauvinists and those with closed minds ready for this change?
As the old adage says ‘Change begins from within,’ and I think it is high time for people to wake up and make that change. Our laws are changing…albeit slowly…but there are visible changes and we need open minds to make such alterations that will have an impact and allow people to follow them.
Our recent judgments have been unanimously hailed by a majority but there is always a handful that will criticise and be against the winds of change.
Here are the some of the top few judgements by the Supreme Court that have an effect on personal rights:
The first is the decriminalisation of section 377. In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on 6 September 2018 decriminalised homosexuality.
The five-judge SC bench’s decision to make gay sex legal has restored the LGBTIQ community members’ faith in the Indian judicial system.
Many take a sigh of relief that ‘they would not be seen as a criminal’.
Labour reported for discrimination as men, white and straight people are banned from equality conference
A LABOUR conference on equality has been reported for discrimination after men, white and straight people were banned from it.
Young Labour, who are organising the gathering next month, have insisted only BAME, disabled, gay or female party members can attend.
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen has asked the Equalities and Human Rights Commission to rule on whether the edict is legal.
The row comes just two weeks after Jeremy Corbyn’s party was found guilty of unlawful discrimination over another conference.
Labour’s bid to charge black and ethnic minority members £10 less to attend its East Midlands Conference and hear the hard left leader speak was deemed wrong by the watchdog.
MP for North West Leicestershire Mr Bridgen said: “Labour are a divisive Party who want to divide people into victim groups.
“They have not learnt from the Equalities Commission ruling last month.
“The Labour Party are no longer about equality or fighting against discrimination, they have been entirely taken over by identity politics and specific groups of activists.”