Starting at 8pm next Tuesday, 23 September, there’ll be a debate at Cardiff City Hall. It will be broadcast live by BBC3, in their Free Speech programme – BBC3’s take on Question Time. Among the questions being posed will be:
Do we live in a Sexist Country?
We certainly do, of course, but the people who suffer from serious manifestations of sexism – MGM comes to mind – are almost always men and boys, as people who visit the website of the Alternative Sexism Project will be aware.
The programme makers are looking for people between 16 – 34 who have an opinion and want to have their voices heard. Please forward this to anyone who might be interested in being in the audience. Here’s the link to apply to be an audience member http://tinyurl.com/o87kjsw
The topics that will be discussed by the panel will come from the audience, with there being a range of ways in which audience members can submit a question. There’s an option to submit a question on the night as well as through the programme’s Facebook page or the application form. The programme makers say, ‘Our audience drives our agenda, so whatever issues our audience wants to discuss, we try to make sure there is a forum for them to be tackled.’
The programme will be broadcasting live from the Cardiff City Hall, Gorsedd Gardens Rd, Cardiff CF10 3ND at 8pm on 23th September.
On the panel will be three women and one man (isn’t that a bit sexist?):
Angela Epstein Journalist, all-round fine woman, J4MB ‘Maggie’ award winner in 2012.
Omar Hamdi Comedian
Leanne Wood Leader of Plaid Cymru
Last – and least – the most prominent whine merchant in the world:
Laura Bates Founder of the Everyday Whining Project, inaugural member of The Whine Club, inaugural winner of a ‘Whiny Feminist of the Month’ award, leading contender for our next ‘Lying Feminist of the Month’ award, for reasons we explain here