Our thanks to N for this.
Gender equality is a fine thing. With Nicky Morgan’s appointment of Susan Johnson and Lorna McGregor to its board of Commissioners, for terms of four years, the EHRC now has nine female Commissioners, and two male – meet the happy team here. The Chair and Deputy Chair are both women. One of the two token men is a Lord (Chris Holmes), the other a Professor (Swaran Singh). Both will surely be personally familiar with the state’s assaults on the human rights of British men and boys, and work diligently to reduce them. Ha.
The EHRC statement includes this gem:
Following a competitive recruitment process, with a strong field of candidates, Mrs Morgan (Nicky Morgan, Minister for Women and Equalities) today announced the appointment of Susan Johnson and Lorna McGregor and said, ‘I am delighted to welcome Susan and Lorna to the Equality and Human Rights Commission and wish them every success in contributing to the important work undertaken by the Commission. Their expertise and experience in financial and legal fields will be a valuable asset to the EHRC.’
Hmm, did the EHRC search hard for strong male candidates, we wonder?
The Chair, Baroness Onora O’Neill, had this to say:
We are very pleased to welcome Lorna McGregor and Susan Johnson as new members of the EHRC’s Board of Commissioners. Their wealth of knowledge and experience will strengthen the Board and they will play an important part in steering the Commission’s ongoing work to make Great Britain a fairer place for all. I look forward to working with them.
‘A fairer place for all’? She must have been laughing when she said that. What she should have said, if she were being honest, was:
‘An ever more privileged place for women and girls’.