A discussion on BBC Radio Tees with Roweena Russell about men-only policies at the Great Ayton Conservative Club (and more)

Last Thursday I was in a discussion on BBC Radio Tees with Roweena Russell, a particularly grim feminist – organizer of the North East Feminist Gathering, which sounds like fun – about a Conservative Club in Great Ayton, Yorkshire, which bars women from entering the club. It’s perhaps worth noting that Conservative Clubs are not under the control of the Conservative party, a point presumably lost on the whiny woman in Great Ayton who complained about the club.

I was informed by Donna, the lovely lady producer of The Mike Parr Show, that ladies are permitted entry to the club on New Year’s Eve if accompanied by their (male) partners, and women are allowed to work there as barmaids, and in other lines of work. Even that isn’t enough for feminists, amazingly. It’s almost as if they want to be permanently unhappy…

I’ve debated with plenty of feminists on radio and elsewhere, and I can say Ms Russell – I’m guessing wildly she isn’t married, and doesn’t call herself ‘Miss’ – is something special. We’ve been debating at the J4MB international HQ in Bedford, to whom we might award this month’s ‘Lying Feminist of the Month’ award. So many contenders, as always. In the Radio Tees discussion Ms Russell trotted out the lie that two women a week are killed in the UK by partners or ex-partners – the same lie that earned Special Snowflake her first ‘Lying Feminist of the Month’ award – so Ms Russell has nominated herself for the award. I politely emailed her to inform her of the fact, and her response was distinctly unladylike, I felt.

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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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  • vadark

    Another great interview, Mike, and thanks for speaking out for men and boys throughout 2014. You’ve certainly strengthened your tactical style over the last 12 months and appear to be rapidly going from strength-to-strength as you exercise the stats up your sleeve in those interviews. Have yourself a very Happy Christmas and I look forward to more sterling efforts like that during 2015. Next time the presenter suggests that most listeners agree with your opponent perhaps an apt reminder would be called for suggesting that most listeners at that time of day could be female!? I’d like to see the stats.

    • Thanks V, much appreciated. It did occur to me to make the point about the gender balance of listeners at a time when disproportionately more men than women would be working, but I let it go.