Sports Minister Tracey Crouch says the FA could lose £30m-£40m of public funding if it does not establish three positions on the FA board reserved for female members by 2018

Our thanks to Ian for this. Let’s be honest about women’s football, shall we? It’s all but unwatchable to anyone but lesbian feminists, as the poor attendances at matches demonstrate. You’d witness a superior quality of match with teams composed of 12-year-old boys.

The most exciting goal I ever saw in women’s football was a spectacular goal in an international game, a year or two ago. It was an own goal, but never mind. One lesson the government has drawn is predictable. There is a pressing ‘need’ for more women on the board of the FA.

In the interest of gender equality we should no longer have gendered teams, but teams inclusive of both sexes, with individual players selected on merit alone. That would make the professional game permanently 100% male.

In January 2013, the month before J4MB launched, I appeared on the national edition of Daily Politics, the only time I’ve been invited on it (though I’ve had a few appearances on regional editions since). I was there to talk about the issue of ‘women on boards’, and opposing me was Heather Rabbatts, a non-executive director of the FA.

The video (11:06) is here. At 10:00 I asked why we don’t see women campaigning for 50% of lorry drivers to be female. Rabbatts seemed taken aback by the question, and on the way out of the studio, she hissed, ‘Lorry drivers – that was a low blow!’ I smiled and said, ‘Thanks, I’ve got hundreds of them!’ She glared at me and stomped out of the room. It’s a happy memory.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Craig Martin

    To be honest Mike, what do the FA expect?
    They capitulated after Moyes and have always been PC in their public dealings.
    Behaviour like that rings up the £££ in the eyes of the Feminist and ‘equality’ brigade supporters – the FA drew the target on their own backs.

    The FA should really be hitting back demanding that the employment of 3 females in the top positions must therefore boost the FA’s revenue by £30m-40m within the same 6 month period.

    But they won’t.

  • William Gruff

    Our civilisation is clearly just about dead if we can accept the appointment of women named Liz and Tracey to ministerial positions.

  • Slowcoach

    Tracy Couch Potato has the right general idea that her job as Unsporting Minister correctly involves attempted bullying and actual threats — But she doesn’t take it nearly far enough.

    There is much more potential for unnecessary damage here.

    I also respectfully suggest your unusual solution of selecting teams on merit alone needs a little more developement.

    Here is how things should work — purely in pursuit of the true equality that everyone agrees is essential I should point out.

    All women teams should play all men teams, but slight ‘Equality Adjustment Proceedures’ need to be mandated.

    How will this work in practice?

    Well the basic aims will remain exactly the same.
    No need to worry about that.
    However, E.A.P. (Equality Adjustment Proceedures) will be applied to guarantee fairness and maintain the highest sporting traditions of fairplay.
    Think of them as being similar the the entirely just, reasonable and fair minded ‘Wimbledon Pay Gap Accord’ where some players are required to do more work for the same pay than others, so that their pro rata rate is lower.
    I forget now the basic difference between the higher and lower rate payees.
    Can anybody remind me?

    Anyway —
    Proceedure 1.
    No member of the male team (hereafter referred to as the ‘Blue’ team) will impede the progress of a member of the opposing team (hereafter referred to as the ‘Pink’ team) when they are in possession of the ball and running with it

    Proceedure 2.
    The goalkeeper of the Blue team will politely stand aside when approached by a member of the Pink team who is in possession, and furthermore, will offer his active assistance.

    Proceedure 3.
    No blue team member will impede or attempt to impede a Pink team member approaching the Blue team goal area.

    Proceedure 4.
    No Blue team member shall run faster than a Pink team member on any occasion for any reason.

    Proceedure 5.
    Any Blue team member approaching the Pink goal area will ask the Pink team for permission to proceed further and must relinquish his ball (or balls) if required to, having first asked permission to penetrate the Pink goal area with his tackle, which may or may not have been cut short on a much earlier occasion
    Failure to PR$OVE such permission (herein after referred to by it’s tecnical name of ‘consent’), may result in the Blue team player entering another sort of goal area for some consiarable ‘time’.
    The Pink team will only have to allege lack of ‘consent”, but is not required to present any evidence or proof.

    Proceedure 6
    For purely administrative reasons, the referee will be a Pink team member and their decisions will be deemed to be always correct and final.
    Decisions about players who are still themselves minors (i.e. under 18) will be made later during meetings in a special closed football pitch (herein after referred to by it’s technical name of ‘court’) at which Pink team interests shall be paramount.

    So, I hope this makes it clear how these new Equality and Fairness focused changes will make the game better for everyone of all (32) teams but further E.A.P.s may be added without limit as and when required.

    Please note that these measures be adopted solely for the benefit and future of the Beautiful Game, and that no actual rules have been changed in any way, thus ensuring continuing fairness and impartiality for all.