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WSU sceptic society is a university society centred around the need for combating the ever increasing spread of misinformation on so-called gendered and social issues. What this means is our members are engaging those that would try and use inflated or misrepresented statistics and data in a bid to further their own ends.

This may seem like a conspiracy theory to some! But bear with me here, have you ever heard of this myth?

Women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns—for doing the same work.

And no, I’m not calling the gender pay gap a myth, just the statement above in its context.

 “The gender wage gap, the observed difference between wages paid to women and wages paid to men, has been a source of both political controversy and economic research throughout the past several decades. The gap is commonly measured as the ratio of the median earnings of women and the median earnings of men, which indicates the proportion of the median male earnings that the median female earnings represent. When the ratio is calculated for all men and women who are paid wages or salaries, or for all wage and salary earners who work full-time and year-round, the measure is often called the raw gender wage gap.”

Source: http://www.consad.com/content/reports/Gender%20Wage%20Gap%20Final%20Report.pdf

Many would have you believe that the wage gap is merely the result of sexist attitudes plaguing our society. While I don’t doubt there are still those attitudes looming! It is far from the only explanation to such gendered myths as the one above.

Our group is also dedicated to activism as well; we have begun investigating an organisation that has taken it upon themselves, to represent a considerably large group of men fighting against domestic violence towards women by male perpetrators. As much as we find the fight against domestic violence admirable, it’s their methods we find illegal and unethical! We have ample evidence to show that this organisation is working outside of the legal boundaries of a non-profit, laid down by the federal government. We also believe that their focus on the issue of domestic violence is one of selective outrage of a gendered nature, which only seems to be alienating those also very much affected by family violence, men, boys and the LBGT community included.

If you are reading this! You may have some disconcerting questions and assumptions with our society.

I’m sure many of you will have a million more questions to ask, as we don’t engage in censorship! We believe you have the right to challenge any of our investigations, and we look forward to those questions and or criticisms. We also understand that our activities will draw negative attention from those not wishing to be criticized, to which I would say! You! And what you say! Are not above criticism!

(Click the join button to your left, we are an open society and free to join)

Non/members of this society are only guaranteed two things!

  1. You will never be censored! This means you will never be removed, ask to leave or have comments deleted, as long as we have complete control over the sources we use online. (Please note! We do not control org-sync, as mentioned below certain comments will be removed.)
  2. What you say and or do will not be without possible criticism. Just because you are a member of this society doesn’t mean your views and or opinions are immune to scrutiny. We are not looking to create an echo chamber here! We value different opinions and perspectives, how else would you expect a group to grow and learn from people that will always agree with you. This group is not a university hug box

 

If you have any questions, queries or doubtful points email me directly and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Description


Our Mission
To act in direct opposition to, the spread of misinformation of supposed gendered issues and social changes.

•Rape/sexual assault
•Domestic abuse
•Gender privilege
•Free speech
•Equality

What we can do:

•University held debates
•Information gathering
•Analysing of academic research and non-academic assumptions
•Support services
•Collaboration between groups

Category

Bankstown

Type of Student Club

From the list below select which best describes your Student Club.

* Note - Social is intended for Clubs that represent a General Interest. All Clubs have a Social aspect by their very nature, but not all Clubs belong to Type: Social.

Social

Primary Club Contact Name

Leonard Anderson

Primary Club Contact Email