Laura Bates denies having lied about the number of women killed by partners and ex-partners, then repeats the lie – on national television!

Last night on BBC TV we witnessed something quite remarkable. Laura Bates lied about having lied (about the number of women being killed by partners and ex-partners) – the lie that led to us recently presenting her with our ‘Lying Feminist of the Month’ award. Our thanks to K for loading the piece onto our YouTube channel – here. Please leave any comments there rather than on this post. We’ve added some commentary and the times of the points where Laura lies (twice). The undoubted star of the show, a young man who challenged her about her lie, makes his appearance at 2:39. If we ever discover his identity, we’ll present him with our ‘Winston’ award. It will be richly deserved.

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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  • http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/24/men-stand-together-emma-watson-misogyny

    In the interests of gender equality could I nominate Owen Jones. Well I admit all he does misrepresent figures on DV and Rape. But  he is really irritating and isn’t it time we have a male get a certificate? 

    I know Laura is so much better at lies but surely Owen could get one as a bit of J4MB positive action.

    • Thanks. Owen Jones is, indeed, ‘really irritating’. A ‘Toady’ would be the obvious award. Leave it with us.

  • To the 16 years old aspiring filmmaker, yes what is between your legs shouldn’t be determining the cold facts that you will not be drafted to army, that you have more than 10 times more spend on healthcare, that you have affirmative actions, that government is supporting woman only organisations, that you will be sentences about 60% less for the same crimes as man is, that you enjoy having reproductive rights, there is more, much more… and this is sexist, how you feel, rightly or wrongly you should speak to psychologist I would imagine.
    To the politician woman, majority of homeless, rubbish collectors, and low pay – labor intensive and dangers jobs are dominated by man, is there an invisible force which holds woman back from obtaining these jobs too or it is woman choice not to apply for this jobs? If I see newsrooms are full of woman, should I be concern there are no many man there or this only apply to woman representation and only for the good jobs?? She should get together with the 16 years old aspiring filmmaker and seek professional help. It’s really worrying to see woman in her position stating this sexist comments!
    Laura should join the other two woman.
    Angela is an incredible woman, she was put in very bad one-sided situation and she held it strong!