Our thanks to Paul for alerting us to a programme that’s just started on BBC Radio 4, The Male Room. There will be three 30-minute long episodes, starting at 23:00 on Mondays:
Tonight – The Inadequacy Edition
Olly Mann and guests tackle male feelings of inadequacy.
12 December – The Angry Edition
Olly Mann and guests explore anger – repressed and explicit.
19 December – The Heroic Edition
Late-night discussion featuring the conversations men do not often have on air.
I’m listening ‘live’ to the first episode, and it’s even worse than I was expecting. Within a few minutes of the start of the programme the words ‘feelings’ and ’emotions’ must have been uttered 10+ times, ‘vulnerability’ and ‘patriarchy’ several times, likewise ‘toxic masculinity’. We’ve already heard from two manginas – one is looking forward to becoming a ‘house husband’, his wife earns a lot more than him – and Kate Smurfwit, Lying Feminist of the Month, a feminist ‘comedian’ (i.e. reliably unfunny), apparently an expert on men’s issues. He then meets men at the feminist-compliant Being a Mangina Festival.
The presenter is Olly Mann – second from the left in the photo above – a mangina with a surely bright future at the BBC if he carries on like this.
So, a mangina presenter, two mangina studio guests, and a feminist ‘comedian’ – BBC ideological balance at its finest.
We’ll post all three programmes on our YouTube channel in due course.
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