To commemorate IWD, there was a discussion about feminism in the modern era on this lunchtime's BBC programme Daily Politics, hosted by regular anchor Andrew Neil. One of the two key women in the discussions was Laura Bates, the young woman who launched and still runs 'The Everyday Sexism Project' http://www.everydaysexism.com. In November 2013 we launched The Alternative Sexism Project http://thealternativesexismproject.wo... to collect stories of anti-male sexist comments, behaviours etc.
Around the same time we also launched The Whine Club, and since November 2013 we've been presenting 'Whiny Woman of the Month' awards http://j4mb.wordpress.com/the-whine-c.... Laura Bates was, fittingly, the inaugural winner of the award.
Also appearing on the programme was the renowned sociologist Dr Catherine Hakim, originator of the influential Preference Theory (2000). She made some very insightful points and I wish she'd been given longer to speak. It's a shame she didn't seize this golden opportunity to point out the damage caused to Norwegian businesses by gender quotas, and that Preference Theory shows that four in seven British men of working age are work-centred, while only one in seven British women is, which leads to the gender 'imbalances' we see in parliament and elsewhere.
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