Our thanks to Lucian Valsan for spotting this. An extract:
Holmes’s axing follows the BBC’s April announcement of new diversity targets to ensure that women will make up half of its staff by 2020, including on screen, on air and in leadership roles. [Note: not in technical roles, tellingly. Hmm, why might that be?]
The Corporation is also aiming to increase the proportion of its workforce from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to 15 per cent by the same date, while lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people should by then make up eight per cent of the staff.
It would be interesting to learn if Jon Holmes was previously aware of the BBC’s anti-male initiative, but said nothing publicly until personally affected by it. Why are so many men in denial about the blindingly obvious point that initiatives which advantage women must be disadvantaging men, and by extension, possibly them? The BBC’s feminist witches must cackle every time they get a man fired.
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