Last week, Tokyo Medical University was revealed to have been deliberately boosting entrance test scores of male students to give them an advantage and to limit the number of female students since 2006. The motivation? Women shorten or halt their careers after becoming mothers, exacerbating staff shortage problems at hospitals. There is no real evidence for this, but whatever.
Misogyny, like all other forms of hate, is always rationalized as being in some arbitrary best interest of the greater common good. Continue reading