My thanks to William Gruff for pointing out the irony that the Women’s Equality party will talk about ‘Equality in the Media’ in Nottingham, the city where the local BBC radio station failed to invite Ray Barry, our other candidate, to the hustings in Broxtowe, and invited an all-female audience to my hustings in Ashfield, where I was challenging Gloria de Piero, shadow Minister for Women and Equalities.
All five candidates were at the Ashfield hustings, and the audience mainly asked questions about women’s issues – not one question was asked about men’s issues. Whenever I mentioned a men’s issue, the feminist presenter pulled the microphone away. However, I used the opportunity of my minute-long uninterrupted slot at the beginning of the programme to criticise the BBC’s blatant anti-male bias, with respect to both this occasion, and in general. The full programme is here.