Interview this morning on BBC Radio Scotland – ‘Do we need more female MPs?’

ManWomanMyth maintains our YouTube channel, but he’s away on holiday at the moment. If we can’t make alternative arrangements, this interview may be available for only seven days on BBC iPlayer.

The presenter of the programme, Cathy McDonald, was very professional. She didn’t interrupt excessively, and she didn’t use the shaming tactics I’ve grown accustomed to with BBC radio interviews.

The following sections on the audio file contain contributions from Trisha Marwick (Presiding Officer, Scottish parliament), who was clear she’d faced no barriers with respect to a career in politics, Ian Dunt (Editor,, myself, and a number of callers.

1:00:42 – 1:09:32
1:17:01 – 1:36:02 (my own contribution ends at 1:26:23)

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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  • Keep up the good work. I was struck by the irony of Cathy repeatedly requesting for women to call. The only female caller said she’d only phoned in because of this as she’d called on previous occasions to have her say. So in a programme talking about women in politics it appears women weren’t actually interested . Truly ironic.
    As an aside there was also discussion of education / schools “solving” various problems which seemed to be that there wasn’t 50/50 in every walk of life. This was chilling given the ambitions of the latest Labour initiative kicked off by Yvette Cooper.

    The same schools with such a poor track record in teaching boys to read and write.