Caroline Criado-Perez – next month’s ‘Lying Woman of the Month’ award winner

Caroline Criado-Perez is the whine merchant behind pathetic campaigns such as ‘women on banknotes’. She appears with monotonous regularity in the mainstream media, often complaining of efforts to silence her. She personally gets considerably more mainstream media coverage – globally – than all the world’s men’s human rights advocates collectively. I wish I, along with other MHRAs, was silenced as much as CC-P.

In June 2013 I was interviewed at length (45 minutes) on BBC Three Counties Radio about the issue of women on boards, and related matters. CC-P called in and we had a lengthy discussion (16:09 – 35:05 on the audio file, link below). At 18:17 she made the following demonstrably inaccurate claim, after I’d explained about five longitudinal studies which show that increasing the proportion of women on corporate boards leads to financial decline:

I would like to pick up the idea of longitudinal studies if I could. Actually, there are many longitudinal studies that would say the opposite.

I immediately challenged her, but she soon moved onto another topic, and of course the white knight interviewer didn’t challenge her.

A few days after the programme I publicly challenged CC-P about her inaccurate claim, and 10 months on we still haven’t had a response. I felt it was about time we had one. Shortly after midday yesterday, I posted a message on the comment form at her modestly-named website http://carolinecriadoperez.com. From her website I learned that – bizarrely, for a woman who’s every bit as miserable as Laura Bates of The Everyday Whining Project – she’d appeared in ‘The Happy List’, a list of 100 people prepared by the left-leaning Independent on Sunday last year. An online article about the list starts with the following (seriously, I haven’t made this up):

Today, The Independent on Sunday publishes its sixth annual Happy List, naming 100 outstanding people whose volunteering, caring, fundraising, mentoring, charity founding or selflessness makes Britain a more contented, supportive, better-adjusted and happier place.

A link to the article:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/the-independent-on-sunday-happy-list-2013-8591000.html

The note I posted on the contact form on CC-P’s website yesterday:

Caroline, good afternoon. I hope this finds you well.

You may recall you made an inaccurate statement when calling into a BBC Three Counties Radio programme on which I was being interviewed at length last year. I publicly challenged you to retract that statement (link below) and you’ve never responded to that challenge. To refresh your memory, I suggest you scroll down to the audio file (and a link to our public challenge) dated 7 June 2013:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKhX1c3ow6BrzdzP3ydpeZQ/videos

I invite you to apologise for making the misleading statement, and to retract it, before the end of April, otherwise you’ll become next month’s ‘Lying Woman of the Month’ award winner on 1 May. Feel free to send the apology and retraction to me at mike@j4mb.org.uk, and I’ll do a short blog piece with your text. I should much prefer that you do the honourable and adult thing – to apologise and to retract your statement – than issue you with the award. Hopefully you’ll find five minutes at some point in the next 25 days to do so.

Kat Banyard was the inaugural winner of this award, having failed to retract a claim she’d made on ‘Channel 4 News’, concerning the frequency with which schoolgirls suffer sexual harassment.

Have a nice day.

Best wishes,

Mike Buchanan

JUSTICE FOR MEN & BOYS

(and the women who love them)

http://j4mb.org.uk

I hadn’t the slightest intention of putting this message into the public arena – I wanted her to act like an adult with integrity, a ridiculous ambition, I know, hope springs eternal – but her emotive responses made me change my mind. Earlier today, rather than contact me privately by email, she posted four messages addressed to me on her Twitter account in the space of just four minutes:

@MikeBuchanan11 since you don’t seem to understand police warnings, I’ll try a clearer tack: DO NOT EVER CONTACT ME AGAIN. Reported again.

I’ve never received a police warning in my life – I have a new Police Certificate by way of proof, obtained as part of my visa application for my travel to Detroit in June – so is she simply mistaken in thinking I’ve had one in relation to her? Presumably she made a complaint about me to the police concerning polite messages I’d sent her in the past.

The police haven’t even contacted me on the matter. Did CC-P imagine they have nothing better to do with their time than follow up every whiny little complaint she makes to them? Is she narcissistic? Delusional? Her other messages:

@MikeBuchanan11 and award me whatever pathetic little prize you want. I literally couldn’t give a fuck what you choose to waste your time on.

@MikeBuchanan11 but I do care when I have to waste my time ensuring your dullard emails go to spam. 30mins of my life I’ll never get back.

@MikeBuchanan11 So, in summary, continue your pointless obsessions, but DO NOT CONTACT ME. Hope this gets through your thick skull.

This is priceless. It feels like being attacked by a petulant foot-stomping little child, the same feeling I had on the only occasion I met Laura Bates, when Bates became angry and stomped out of a BBC studio after our interview with Jeremy Vine (his show regularly attracts 6-7 million listeners). The following link will take you to our YouTube library, scroll down to the file dated 14 March 2013 for our discussion:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKhX1c3ow6BrzdzP3ydpeZQ/videos

CC-P appears to be giving me her permission to continue my ‘pointless obsessions’ – could she be referring to my battle against her hate-driven female supremacy ideology, and it manifestations, I wonder?

CCP then orders me NOT TO CONTACT HER as though – being a woman – she has the automatic power to order any man around. Hmm, how might that work out with me? She really should check her privilege. Later today I’ll be nominating her for next month’s ‘Entitlement Princess of the Month’ award. In the meantime, here’s her ‘Lying Woman of the Month’ award certificate:

140407 Lying Woman of the Month, May 2014 – Caroline Criado-Perez

It’s awarded for May 2014, still three weeks away, but as L’Oreal might say:

She’s worth it.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • I see that she is trying to imply that you have had a police warning not to contact her with your awkward questions.

    Typical totalitarian attitude, seeking to use the state to clamp down on free speech and dissent.

    Heaven forbid anyone like that getting their hands on real power.

  • Experimental direct mind interface translation service to be launched. Accuracy of results rely on the honesty of test subjects. Test run below.

    La la la la
    AWKWARD, I thought he forgot, how do I deflect this?
    la la la la
    False allegation, victimhood 101.
    la la la la
    I won a prize again. yeh!, Oops! I just said I could not give a f about myself
    la la la la
    Swearing is so fun though. hehe
    la la la la
    Oops admitted to being useless at email settings, who wants to do boring STEMM at uni. Damn wasted 30 minutes now.
    la la la la
    Ask them to carry on, I need their attention.
    la la la la
    Be bossy, bossy, bossy, my favourite word bossy.
    la la la la
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    Ah, this certificate is nice. AWKWARD.