Mike Buchanan’s appearance on ‘The Jeremy Vine Show’

Mike Buchanan appeared on Jeremy Vine’s show on BBC Radio 2 this lunchtime, debating with Laura Bates of The Everyday Sexism Project. The programme regularly attracts 6 – 7 million listeners.

The discussion (and ensuing comments from listeners etc.) lasts from 34:45 – 1:00:30 from the link below. We’ll be putting the piece on Mike’s YouTube site shortly.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r4ycj

Mike tells us he’s had a constant stream of highly supportive phone calls and texts (from men and women) since the piece was broadcast. Less than an hour afterwards he’d been booked to speak on two other BBC radio shows in the next 24 hours, as well as a major commercial radio station tomorrow lunchtime. We’ll post the audio files on Mike’s YouTube site as soon as we can.

Hits on all three blogs have gone through the roof :

Justice for Men and Boys http://j4mb.org.uk

Anti-Feminism League http://c4mb.wordpress.com

Campaign for Merit in Business http://fightingfeminism.wordpress.com

 

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 listened to the interview live on Jeremy Vine yesterday. I thought you did very well indeed, Mike. The piece immediately before you was trying to draw a pro-feminist perspective from some unrelated issue, and the interviewer didn’t challenge it. Such views go through on the nod all the time in the media, and what struck me most about your interview was the incredulity from your co-interviewee, Laura Bates, and from some of the contributors after the interview also, and at times from the interviewer himself, Jeremy Vine. There was a chuckle in his voice at the beginning which suggested he considered anyone who thought men were disadvantaged must be a bit whacky. None of them was used to hearing any challenge to the received wisdom that women are invariably victims of male oppression, and such challenge is long overdue. Well done, and I hope your subsequent interviews go as well as this one did.

    Ray

  • Excellent stuff thank you.

    I’ve noticed that when you talk about Preference Theory (and supporting studies), your opponents usually take what you say as if you are saying that women are ‘by nature’ not as competent as men when it comes to management.

    You could do a better job of underlining that this is not so. That Preference Theory (and other studies) merely shows that fewer women than men ‘want’ to focus their energy into developing management skills.

    Theoretically women are just as well equipped as men to develop the skills necessary but these studies show that they just ‘choose’ to emphasize on other areas of life.

    Successful implementation of this straw man can make you appear mysogynist.