With a long ‘To do’ list after being out of the country for a few days, I’m disinclined to comment at length on the feminist-engineered fiasco that is the ‘BBC gender pay gap’ – all the journalists writing about the matter appear to be women, isn’t that sexist? – but I note that 60% of the people who have moved into the £150,000+ salary band at the BBC over the past four years have been women. Nobody is claiming that individual merit played a part in that policy direction. They no longer need to do so, people have become brainwashed into believing that inequalities of outcomes reflect inequalities of opportunities.
Meanwhile Lord Hall of Birkenhead, the BBC director-general, says there is ‘more to do’ on tackling the gender pay gap. Of course Lord Hall couldn’t have become director-general of the BBC without the approval of feminist politicians and spineless male MPs – all male MPs are spineless on gender matters, with the exception of Philip Davies – but the slippery slope of gender politics always starts from the acceptance that there’s a ‘problem’ that requires a ‘solution’. And it remains generally true even today that men provide the ‘solution’, however anti-meritocratic and destructive it is.
Hall pledged to close the gender pay gap by 2020, just three years away. Doubtless he’ll do it in part by diverting money away from programme-making to pay women yet more. Increasingly poor programmes, combined with ever more repeats, will hopefully accelerate the BBC’s journey to its end as a licence fee payer funded propaganda machine.
At least one article about the BBC fiasco is worth reading, a piece by Joanna Williams, education editor of Spiked, Who cares about the BBC gender pay gap?. I note from a line at the end of the article that she’s the authoress of a book due to be published in September, Women vs Feminism: Why We All Need Liberating from the Gender Wars. Amazon is currently featuring two reviews:
“For those of us who’ve been involved in fighting for women’s liberation for years, it has been tragic to watch contemporary feminism become the enemy of freedom. Do not despair. Joanna Williams’s wonderful book not only uses erudition, philosophy and polemics to explain how on earth this betrayal has happened but more importantly it is a bravura clarion call urging women to throw off the shackles of hapless victimhood and instead take control of their destiny. I loved every word.”
– Claire Fox, Director, Institute of Ideas
“Women vs Feminism is a superb exposé of today’s victim feminism. It tells the story of how a once valiant movement for equality and freedom [J4MB: Groan. It was never that.] devolved into a male-bashing grievance-fest. This meticulously researched book will drive the gender activists crazy–and delight those who care about truth, rules of evidence, and genuine liberation.”
– Christina Hoff Sommers, Author of Who Stole Feminism?
You can pre-order the book from Amazon UK here.
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