News update: Thursday March 8th, 2012
Tom Martin, suing Europe's largest gender studies department, at LSE, for sex discrimination in the curriculum,
has just appeared on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, discussing whether feminism has left men behind.
If you haven't donated to the legal fighting fund but are thinking of doing so, then now is the time to make that
difference, as the court hearing is on March 13th, and Tom needs further barrister advice.
And here is another fudged article from the supposedly progressive left wing, this time, in New Statesman magazine
Tom Martin's sex discrimination lawsuit against Europe's largest gender studies
department at The London School of Economics (LSE) has been rescheduled and will now be heard on March 13th.
Tom thanks all 135 people from 10 countries who have donated a total of
£4493.00 to the legal fighting fund so far, and asks supporters to keep the
donations coming in at this crucial time, so he can pay for further expert barrister advice now and win the case.
And please keep the momentum going, by subscribing on
and spreading the word in any other way you can for what could be a long, difficult,
but ultimately game-changing awareness-raising and legal campaign.
Tom appears in a new interview for the November edition of Men's Matters on Express FM,
Tom appears in a new video, asking LSE students whether they think discrimination against men in the curriculum is justified, as the defence have argued:
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about the video, so it can be seen by as many people as possible. 20,000 have now
seen it, but let's get it closer to 100,000.
Tom's case has been covered by the world's press, internet radio, and blogs, but maybe you have the connections to get his story onto mainstream radio and
TV where it belongs.
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Tom Martin began studying a Masters degree at the Gender Institute of The London School of Economics (LSE) in the 2009/10 term but withdrew after only six weeks, complaining the curriculum discriminated against men.
The elite university's own internal investigation found “no evidence of discrimination”, but Tom, unsatisfied with their conclusion, has filed 200 pages of evidence, in a damages claim at the Central London County Court, for 'sex discrimination, breach of contract, misleading advertising, misrepresentation, and breach of The Gender Equality Duty Act'.
Tom says "as well as sexist teaching practices, sex-discriminatory learning materials were explicitly ruled out by the university's own regulations, yet the core texts we had to read before each class, contained lots of anti-male discrimination and bias heavily focussing on and exaggerating women's issues, whilst blaming men, ignoring men's issues, and even recommending such bias. There was no warning of this sexist agenda in the prospectus."
Tom has paid for and received expert legal advise from a specialist education lawyer, and a specialist education barrister, who believe his case has a very strong chance of success.
In order to give this case the best possible chance of success, so Tom can receive the necessary amount of legal coaching and take the campaign to the next level in order to generate and win the pre-trial media debate as well, Tom asks people to donate what they can now.
He is working 90 hours a week on this potentially game-changing lawsuit, so future generations of boys and men might automatically receive equality in their education.