Peter Goodman, who reportedly took over the Derbyshire Police force last summer, insists that the historic Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir's men-only tradition runs counter to the force's equal opportunity policies, which he wants to see changed to favor women at the expense of men.
Back in September, Goodman asked the choir's chairman, Kevin Griffiths, to begin accepting females, to which he declined. Griffiths stated that it would be "difficult" to hire the 50-or-so women that the group would need in order to balance out the voices.
Furthermore, all of the sheet music that the choir uses would have to be completely replaced and the entire group restructured – a laborious process that he says would take upwards of 10 to 15 years to fully implement.
"We are very good at what we do, and to undertake such a change [becoming a mixed choir] would have required the recruitment of up to 50 new female members with a host of associated costs," Griffiths stated publicly.
"We felt that to attempt such a change would have destroyed the choir and felt it was better to sever our association with the constabulary and continue the good work we do under a new name."
In truth, the Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir was forced to change its name after Constable Goodman revoked the group's authorization to continue using the name back in March. It's also important to note that not a single female has ever actually requested to join the group throughout the entirety of its existence.
And why should they, anyway? There are plenty of all-female groups out there that nobody is complaining about, so why this concerted attack on a small, 35-member choir made up of ex-force retirees? Griffiths emphasized this point in his public response when he stated that many of his choir members also sing in mixed-group choirs as well, but that "there's just something about a male voice choir."
He also insinuated that Goodman's motivation in demanding this change likely has little do with any concern for "equality," but rather serves as a distraction from the fact that Derbyshire Constabulary was recently announced as having the largest gender pay gap in the entirety of the United Kingdom – which is hilariously ironic if you stop to think about it.
If Goodman was really concerned with fairness, he'd also be pushing for all female-only groups – which far outnumber male-only groups, by the way – to also be disbanded. This includes women-only gyms and gym hours, private female-only floors at hotels and other places of accommodation, women-only businesses, and of course "ladies nights" that offer discounts and promotions only to women.
Men face far more discrimination from these types of things than women do, and yet the social justice warriors (SJWs) are nowhere to be found in advocating for men's equality. It's a glaring double standard, but one that's politically correct in the age of "female empowerment," which often comes at the expense of male dignity.
After all, women now outnumber men in the American workforce, and for every two men who get college degrees, at least three women will also get theirs – which means men are rapidly getting left behind in modern society. So-called "third wave" feminism is largely to blame for this, as is a widespread sentiment that women are somehow always "victims," even though they're catered to left and right by political correctness – a privilege that men, and especially younger men, are no longer afforded.
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