A “man-free” music competition held completely for ladies has been present in violation discrimination legal guidelines.
The Swedish occasion, , held in Gothenburg again in August prided itself on being “the world’s first main music competition for ladies, transgender, and non-binary folks solely.” However, Sweden’s Discrimination Ombudsman has deemed the very description “man-free” as an “infringement discrimination legislation.”
When Swedish comic Emma Knyckare initiated Statement Festival, her intentions have been in the proper place. The complete idea behind the music competition was to offer a protected house for ladies, following a number of studies sexual misconduct at numerous music occasions. But, dubbing the occasion as “man-free” was apparently going too far.
“It is necessary to level out what an infringement is. These are the statements made earlier than the competition, what they wrote on their web site,” Discrimination Ombudsman’s press ficer, Clas Lundstedt, . “Still, we haven’t been in a position to show that somebody would have been discriminated towards in reference to the implementation or that somebody would have been rejected.”
“Clearly, we imagine that sexual abuse, particularly at festivals, is a significant issue. So we're wanting ahead to making an attempt to right this,” Lundstedt . “However, it shouldn’t occur in a method that violates the legislation, which their statements within the media and their web site do.”