2009: Ray Barry on ‘Do children need fathers?’ (BBC TV ‘The Big Questions’)

It’s that man again. Ray Barry. Another solid contribution to a TV debate, again (in common with our last YouTube posting) from ‘The Big Questions’ on BBC TV in 2009. The ‘big question’ was, ‘Do children need fathers?’. Even six years ago the BBC wouldn’t have hosted a debate with the insulting title, ‘Do children need mothers?’, and they certainly wouldn’t today.

The video is here, and as usual, please leave your comments on YouTube rather than on this blog post. You might want to read the short background commentary before watching the piece. Then again, you may not. It’s your call.

Our thanks to J for supplying us with the video file.

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

    Beatrix, in the usual controlling, bullying feminist style tries (successfully) to divert the conversation in the direction she wants it to go and rudely denies Ray Barry at the end the right to have his say. Typical! Despite this, Ray put in a sterling effort.

    I have to say that to even hold such a debate titled “Do children need their Fathers?” is inherently sexist in itself and does an incredible amount of indirect damage to young minds who soak this up and form opinions based on what is being questioned publicly and openly on TV for all of society to see. How about we see a publicised TV debate titled: “Do children need their Mothers?” I wonder if someone put this forward they’d then realise how much that would rub up millions of decent Mothers! but who cares about men and Fathers, huh!