Our thanks to Andrew for alerting us to this story.
On yesterday’s BBC flagship breakfast radio news programme Today, Yvette Cooper said she wants a ‘feminist approach to the economy’. Did she mean by this that she wants women to work harder – maybe in more challenging, more highly-paid lines of work, or in more senior positions – in order to collectively pay 50% of the income tax collected in the UK, rather than just 28%, £69 BILLION p.a. less than men? Er, no.
The final five minutes of today’s programme featured James Naughtie interviewing two dreary feminists on what a ‘feminist approach to the economy’ is. The discussion is on iPlayer, from 2:54:50 – 2:59:50 – here. We will load the (edited) piece onto our YouTube channel in the coming few days.
One of the dreary feminists was Jane Humphries, a Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford with predictably feminist obsessions about women, and predictable disinterest in men. She nominated herself for a ‘Lying Feminist of the Month’ award by referring to ‘the persistence of glass ceilings’. I could email her to suggest she orders a copy of The Glass Ceiling Delusion and she would certainly learn a lot from it, which is precisely why she wouldn’t order it. Professors today aren’t what they once were.