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Male student 'changes' his gender to get into competitive university program, which awards bonus points to women: 'As easy as switching mobile plans'
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Male student 'changes' his gender to get into competitive university program, which awards bonus points to women: 'As easy as switching mobile plans'

A male student has played the gender ideology game and won, securing admission to a Norwegian university's prestigious industrial economics and technology management program (Indøk), which administrators appeared loath to give to a man.

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim noted various strategies to hit quotas for women, minorities, and non-straights among its employees, managers, and students in its "development plan for gender equality and diversity 2023-2025," citing an "over-representation of one gender in several disciplines."

For fear of having too many straight, white males, the university noted in its report that academic units among the organization's faculties and departments "with more than 20 employees and fewer than 35% of one gender should achieve an improvement of 2-3 percentage points during the period."

Extra to increasing representation by multiple points, the university saw fit to award applicants who applied as "female" extra points toward their application, thereby giving them a leg up when pursuing competitive placements in programs with purported gender imbalances.

The school's document explicitly states, "NTNU will apply ... award points on the basis of gender for study programmes that meet the criteria for the scheme, and where gender points are expected to have an effect on the gender balance of the programme."

Faced with an ostensibly rigged recruitment process, one male student who had failed to meet merit-based standards decided he would help with the gender balance, identify as a woman, and take the extra points, reported Reduxx.

The student told the Norwegian business newspaper Finansavisen that his gender transition took only seven weeks and was "about as easy as changing mobile plans," indicating that several other male students have followed suit and "changed their legal gender."

The legal transformation proved worthwhile. The student ultimately got into the school's esteemed Indøk program.

The Norwegian publication Dagbladet indicated that of the 252 people offered a place to study at Indøk this year, 67% or 170 were supposedly women. That figure does not reflect the temporary transvestite, who ultimately opted not to pursue studies in the program.

When pressed on whether the school would take any measures to account for the gender ideology loophole in its admissions process, Monica Rolfsen, dean of the university's faculty of economics, told Finansavisen, "What kind of gender you choose to have is a private matter, which we have nothing to do with. We are keen to implement and further develop a study program that is popular and that trains managers."

To have otherwise taken issue with the student's gaming of the admissions process might have gotten Rolfsen into hot water.

After all, last year, a Norwegian feminist with Women's Declaration International was investigated and faced more than three years in prison for suggesting a male who claimed to be a lesbian female was a man after all.

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Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News. He lives in a small town with his wife and son, moonlighting as an author of science fiction.
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