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Friendly amendment: Let's make this reform number 1

- Steve

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 12:51 PM, Meany, John
<[log in to unmask]>wrote:

>  No. 17 in a series of debate tournament reforms
>
> ē Abdication & Refusal
>
> CA and DCA positions are disproportionately held by men. In fact, it is a
> quite shockingly high percentage. Despite complaints over the years, the
> condition persists. The issue matters a great deal (as anyone might
> discover with even a cursory examination of varied literatures on
> discrimination and the influence of diversity on inclusion, fairness,
> decision-making). There is an easy remedy. All men should abdicate accepted
> CA/DCA positions. No man should apply for a CA/DCA position. Problem
> solved. Private decisions could readily resolve a sustained social problem.
> After 10 years of this remedy for past discrimination, men might once again
> consider applying as a CA/DCA. Sometime around September 15, 2022. Until
> then, male inclusion as CA/DCAs is an opportunity cost.
>
> Best,
>
> John
>
> John Meany
> Claremont Colleges Debate Union
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>
>


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