These awards were originally titled, ‘Lying Women of the Month’. Following the realisation that the award winners were invariably feminists, from July 2014 onwards we’ve presented ‘Lying Feminist of the Month’ awards. The awards in reverse chronological order:
July 2015: Sandi Toksvig Lesbian comedienne, Women’s Equality Party spokeswoman. She also won this award in May 2015.
June 2015: Emma Ritch Executive Director, Engender (a Scottish radical feminist campaigning organisation, 88.6% funded by Scottish taxpayers – mostly men).
May 2015: Sandi Toksvig Lesbian comedienne, Women’s Equality Party spokeswoman.
April 2015: Melanie Jeffs Manager, Nottingham Women’s Centre.
March 2015: Gloria De Piero MP Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities. She also won this award in July 2014.
February 2015: Kate Smurthwaite Feminist ‘comedienne’.
January 2015: Caroline Criado-Perez Whine merchant who’s won this award three times in the past eight months.
December 2014: Roweena Russell North East Feminist Gathering.
November 2014: Laura Bates Whine merchant. She also won this award in September 2014.
October 2014: Caroline Criado-Perez Whine merchant, the genius behind the ‘women on banknotes’ campaign. She also won this award in May 2014.
September 2014: Laura Bates Whine merchant.
A week after we presented Ms Bates – ‘Special Snowflake’ – with this award, and emailed her to notify her of the matter, she was on a televised debate being broadcast live by the BBC. She repeated the lie (that over two women a week in the UK are killed by partners or ex-partners) and when reminded of our challenge by an audience member, Owen Davies, a student, she repeated it again – here. The proof that her claim is a lie is here.
August 2014: Roz Hardie CEO of OBJECT, a feminist campaign organisation.
July 2014: Gloria De Piero MP Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities.
June 2014: Franki Hackett Women’s Aid spokeswoman. She won the award for making at least seven demonstrably false claims and/or misleading statements during an online discussion with Glen Poole. We publicly challenged Polly Neate (CEO, Women’s Aid) to retract the claims, and she contemptuously declined to do so. A link to the recording, our public challenge, and Ms Neate’s response to it, is here.
May 2014: Caroline Criado-Perez. Whine merchant.
April 2014: Teresa Hughes.
March 2014: Kat Banyard Whine merchant. Her award certificate has a link to the Channel 4 News interview for which she won the award.
Hardly a month goes by without someone launching a new award. On top of this award, J4MB and others now present:
Entitlement Princess of the Month
Whiny Woman of the Month
Gormless Woman of the Month
Our guide to all these awards is here.