In the months before the general election, along with some supporters, I was filmed and interviewed on location – including outside the gates of the University of Nottingham – by a film crew for documentaries planned to be broadcast on BBC3 in the autumn. Towards the end of four hours there – on a VERY cold day – some angry young manginas turned up, and the crew filmed the infamous heavily soiled cat litter incident. The video footage you can see through that link was taken on my camera.
On 5 August I received an email from someone I hadn’t heard of previously, Leah Green, who has a Guardian email:
I am researching a story at the moment into the Men’s Rights movement in the UK. I am looking into a range of different kinds of groups, from the mythopoetic movement to things like your party. I know you were very active in the run up to the election, and I wondered if you still hold meetings? I would really like to go along to a Men’s Rights event or meeting some time next week – are you holding anything or can you point me in the direction of one? I am happy to travel anywhere in the UK
Your help is much appreciated.
Best wishes, Leah
<phone number redacted>
‘… things like your party’. Leah Green is quite the charmer, evidently.
A Google search revealed her to be a Guardian ‘journalist’ and videomaker, her Guardian profile is here. It only took a day or two of increasingly terse email exchanges before she stopped communicating with me, although I’d made it clear I was still willing to be interviewed.
Tonight BBC3 broadcast Britain’s Biggest Sexists?, presented by Ms Green. Predictably, she turns out to be a whiny, sneering, narcissistic, ignorant, misandrous, sexist bigot. Other than that, I have no opinions on her. Having those qualities is probably required to be a journalist with the Guardian, to be fair. Without any apparent irony, her programme includes footage of three of Britain’s most extreme and vile sexists – Laura Bates, Jess Phillips MP, and Stella Creasy MP.
I recommend you watch the hour-long programme, if only for some unintended laugh-out-loud moments. There’s a BBC-approved token unfunny ‘comedian’ mangina of whom I’ve never heard, despite being a comedy buff. The piece will remain available on iPlayer – here – for the next 29 days. We’d add it to the lengthy list of BBC anti-male pieces on our YouTube channel, but the last time we tried to post a whole BBC programme on the channel, it was rejected by YouTube. A link to a small number of the countless BBC anti-male TV and radio programmes is here.