Video on the Oppression Olympics

If you don’t laugh at this video you’re probably a feminist, in which case you won’t be laughing often, anyway.

The theme of the video reminded me of a fringe meeting at the Conservative spring conference two or three years ago. I was in the audience in a meeting run by the think-tank Politeia, where various speakers were wittering on about the ‘need’ for more women on corporate boards. I asked the first question in the Q&A session, enquiring why there’s a ‘need’ for more women on boards when longitudinal studies clearly show that one consequence would be declines in corporate financial performance. The ladies in the audience – and the meeting organisers – didn’t look too happy at my question. The responses from two or three speakers was unmemorable, probably the usual guff about the ‘need’ to realise women’s potential.

Later in the Q&A session a lady in the audience stated that as a black woman, she faced a ‘double-glazed glass ceiling’. Assuming she was making a joke, I laughed out loud. When I was the focus of a dozen women with expressions suggesting they’d just chewed on thick lemon slices, I realised my assumption had been false. Happy days.

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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