Gedurende meer dan tien jaar, en wellicht nog veel langer, heeft een medisch faculteit de instroom van studenten gemanipuleerd. ‘Gewoon’, voor het geld. En vanwege corruptie (de zoon van de minister van onderwijs moet toch worden toegelaten, kom nou). Maar ook omdat ze niet wilden dat er te veel vrouwen dokter konden worden:
The investigation found that in this year’s entrance exams the school reduced all applicants’ first-stage test scores by 20% and then added at least 20 points for male applicants, except those who had previously failed the test at least four times. It said similar manipulations had occurred for years because the school wanted fewer female doctors since it anticipated they would shorten or halt their careers after becoming mothers.
En het zou best het topje van de ijsberg kunnen zijn:
Nearly 50% of Japanese women are college educated — one of the world’s highest levels — but they often face discrimination in the workforce. Women also are considered responsible for homemaking, childrearing and elderly care, while men are expected to work long hours and outside care services are limited.
Studies show the share of female doctors who have passed the national medical exam has plateaued at around 30% for more than 20 years, leading some experts to suspect that other medical schools also discriminate against women.