Our public challenges of David Willetts MP and Jeremy Hunt MP

We recently posted a piece on the Athena SWAN initiative, a largely taxpayer-funded initiative designed to advantage women and disadvantage men working as researchers in STEMM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine):


The ECU (Equality Challenge Unit) manages the Athena SWAN charter, and is largely funded by the departments led by two cabinet ministers, both of whom are Conservative MPs:

David Willetts – Minister of State for Universities and Science, based in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Jeremy Hunt – Secretary of State for Health, Department of Health.

We’ve just sent letters to both ministers, challenging them to end their departments’ funding of the ECU:

131116 letter sent to David Willetts final draft

131116 letter sent to Jeremy Hunt final draft

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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