I have noticed that for some time in France, most of the university rankings have taken into account the percentage of women and men in the scores assigned to establishments (the closer the percentage is to 50%, the higher the score is).
I wonder if this new criterion might encourage universities to discriminate against the majority sex.
It’s known that most of universities make everything possible to have the highest score in rankings because of reputation and funds and that discrimination is really difficult to be prove in selection.
Therefore my question is : Is taking gender into account in university rankings is considered as incitement to sexist discrimination following French laws?
Is there reverse discrimination laws that makes those practices legals? Is there discrimination laws that makes those practices illegals?