Laura Bates’s award certificate, ‘Whiny Woman of the Month’

A number of supporters have suggested we present certificates to winners of the ‘Whiny Woman of the Month’ award. Following the success of our ‘Toady’, ‘Maggie’, ‘Harpy’ and ‘Winston’ awards, we’re pleased to bring you the inaugural ‘Whiny Woman of the Month’ award certificate, won by Laura Bates of The Everyday Sexism Project

131126 Laura Bates’s ‘Whiny Woman of the Month’ award certificate

Ms Bates is now a member of The Whine Club and will be permitted to leave only if we receive a written undertaking from her that she’ll stop whining. We confidently expect her to be a lifelong member.

For those of you unfamiliar with the other awards presented by our associated organisations The Anti-Feminism League and Campaign for Merit in Business we thought we’d collect some examples of the award certificates in this post.

We start with the ‘Toady’, an award presented to men in positions of power who abuse their power to advantage women (and/or girls) at the expense of men (and/or boys). Under the leadership of David Cameron the Conservatives have slavishly followed the anti-male agendas of the three preceding Labour administrations. In some areas they’ve gone even further, e.g. threatening to legislate for gender quotas in major corporate boardrooms, so Dave was the obvious choice for the 2012 ‘Toady of the Year’ award:


Around a third of FTSE100 chairmen won a ‘Toady’ on account of their memberships of The 30% Club, an organisation seeking to drive up the proportion of women on major corporate boards, regardless of the impact on corporate financial performance.

The journalist and broadcaster Angela Epstein was a worthy winner of a ‘Maggie’:

121015 Maggie award for Angela Epstein

Other winners of a ‘Maggie’ have included Charlotte Vere and Katie Hopkins.

About 18 months ago we presented Harriet Harman MP with a ‘Harpy Lifetime Achievement Award’:

120401 the inaugural Harpy Lifetime Achievement award

Other winners of a ‘Harpy’ have included Lynne Featherstone MP, Cherie Blair and Janet Street-Porter.

There have been only three winners of a ‘Winston’ to date, the journalists Quentin Letts and Peter Lloyd, and Philip Davies MP. Peter Lloyd’s award certificate:


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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  • You are right that camerons anti-male policies are just as bad as the previous labour attitude…..that really puzzles me; feminism along with other isms used to be automatically associated with the left……i cannot for the life of me understand why in recent years the rightwing wants to climb into bed with these radical expremists

    • …….especially when trying to “climb into bed” (even metaphorically) with these misandrist harridans is obviously inviting a kick in the testicles and a 999 call