[Note added 11 hours after this public challenge was made: David Futrelle hasn’t accepted our challenge, but he’s just posted his own public challenge to me:
David Futrelle is an American feminist who seems to be making a career out of attacking MHR websites and individual MHRAs. He recently wrote a blog piece in which he included me among a number of ‘misogynists’ (yawn) and yesterday we had an email exchange. In one of his emails he asked me to suggest a blog piece which had been taken by some people as misogynistic, with a view to him reviewing it, and then writing about it on his own blog.
I suggested the topic of increasing gender diversity in the boardroom (GDITB) about which our associated organisation Campaign for Merit has been campaigning for over two years, because of the evidence that GDITB results in declines in corporate financial performance (links to that evidence in my email exchange with David Futrelle). Feminists consider C4MB providing evidence about the impact of ‘more women on boards’ to be misogynistic. Some have even said declines in financial performance are a price worth paying to advance women who couldn’t hope to attain board positions on the basis of their experience and expertise.
I haven’t heard back from David Futrelle, so we now publicly challenge him to write a blog piece on the topic of GDITB. We’ll supply him with any materials he requires, and answer questions from both him and the commenters on the blog.