Letter to the Editor By "Juan Cortez"

Juan Cortez
Gender Bias
A February 2020 article in the AARP Bulletin discussed age bias. Both AARP and the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) are attempting to educate people and diminish the amount of age discrimination. Age discrimination has been illegal for the past 50 years and yet has not gotten the attention the law demands. AARP entitled their article “Special Report, Ageism in the Workplace, It’s Time to End the Last Acceptable Bias.” AARP is wrong in calling ageism the last acceptable bias. There is another bias that is growing and is just as illegal and also has been on the books for 50 years. It is called misandry. Misandry is the dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against men. Recent media attention to the activities of Misters Weinstein and Epstein seem to enforce prejudice again men. However, all men are not Weinstein or Epstein and don’t deserve such bias. Prejudice again men is just as damaging as prejudice against women (misogyny). Gender prejudice in the workplace, whether it be federal, state, local or corporate, will likely result in complaints to the EEOC. It is up to the managers and elected officials in government at all levels and managers/supervisors in private companies to insure that gender bias as well as other forms of discrimination are not tolerated.