BBC News 24: ‘The Week in Parliament’ fails to mention the International Men’s Day debate, but it covers mis-shapen vegetables and Toblerone bar weight reductions

In the coming week or two we plan to post a detailed critique of the International Men’s Day debate in the House of Commons, along with the video footage, on our YouTube channel. In the meantime the footage is available on iPlayer, our blog piece linking to that is here.

Earlier this afternoon, on BBC News 24, there was the customary half-hour-long ‘The Week in Parliament’. Predictably the IMD debate wasn’t even mentioned in passing – well, only 49% of voters in the UK are men – but the BBC found the time for the more important parliamentary stories from the past week:

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall speaking to an inquiry about mis-shapen vegetables

The lack of disposal points for paint remnants after house decoration

Toblerone bars being reduced in weight

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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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  • Boycott the BBC

  • epistemol

    The first act of any coup is to to seize the radio station you realise.

  • cheannaich

    The BBC must be the most biased broadcaster outside of North Korea. I say ‘must be’ because I have never heard a North Korean broadcast. It may actually be more biased than I give it credit for.

  • Looking forward to the critique of the International Men’s Day debate. One thing I “enjoyed” was how Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh raised the “issue” of “toxic masculinity” and not too long afterwards we had Paula Sherriff condemning J4MB’s “toxic feminist of the month” award whilst remaining silent on the word that had been said in the same room just 10 minutes earlier.

    Ahmed-Sheikh was of course condemning an entire gender whilst J4MB merely handing out awards to the very worst adherents to an ideology. I think it’s fair to say that the two hadn’t consulted each other on the content of their speeches.