Kinnaird College Called Out For Ad Seeking ‘Male Only’ Applicants
Lahore’s Kinnaird College is under fire for posting a job advert that discriminates against women by inviting only male candidates for the positions of the human resources manager, IT manager, and manager administration.
In an advertisement published in the Jang newspaper, the college urged male candidates to apply for the aforementioned posts, while reserving the vacancy of ‘office assistant’ for women applicants.
The discriminatory advert attracted flak on social media, as a commentator termed it an attempt to propagate stereotypes even in the 21st century.
You know what is exhausting? THIS! Fact that there are institutes like #KinnairdCollege who missed the memo that this is #2020 & women can serve on all posts they have specified for ONLY MALE candidates! To think this is a college from where so many pioneering women passed out. pic.twitter.com/gZsliFoYNp
— afia salam (@afiasalam) September 21, 2020
That’s very bizarre. I hope KC can look over this and correction can be made, wrote Salman Sufi in response to the job advert.
That’s very bizarre. I hope KC can look over this and correction can be made.
— Salman Sufi (Wear a Mask to Keep All Safe) (@SalmanSufi7) September 21, 2020
Another user termed it ‘ironic’. “Not that it has to be restricted, but a college for women only and having such high repute doing this. This is beyond Ironic,” the user added.
Not that it has to be restricted, but a college for “women only” and and having such high repute doing this.
This is beyond Ironic.
— Bull’s Eye 🇵🇰 (@iTsTaLaT) September 21, 2020