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Women-only tech scholarships, ‘Man Tax’ violate California discrimination laws: lawsuit

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'A lawyer who specializes in securing equal treatment for both sexes under California law is taking on new territory: women-only scholarships.

Last week Alfred Rava filed suit on behalf of two male students who were barred from applying for a scholarship that is explicitly intended to “introduce women interested in careers in cybersecurity to the financial community.”

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a member-owned nonprofit that “share[s] timely, relevant and actionable physical and cyber security threat and incident information” among nearly 7,000 members, excludes male applicants from the only scholarship it offers, the two-year-old Building Cybersecurity Diversity scholarship.

American recipients of the $5,000 scholarship also get networking opportunities and an all-expenses-paid trip to the FS-ISAC summit this fall in Chicago, where they can meet top executives in the industry.

“Imagine the uproar, the protests, and the calls for a boycott by feminists and other equal rights activists” If FS-ISAC only made a scholarship available to males, the June 14 lawsuit filed in San Diego Superior Court begins:'

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