Well, I don’t know how this didn’t come to our attention before now.
In April 2014 we challenged Polly Neate, then Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, to retract seven lies and misleading statements made in an online discussion by Franki Hackett, a Women’s Aid spokeswoman who later won a Lying Feminist of the Month award for those lies and statements. Our blog piece on the matter is here. Predictably, Neate refused to retract them, or apologise. Regular followers of this blog will be only too aware of the duplicity of Polly Neate and Women’s Aid in downplaying the issue of male victims of domestic violence.
I was vaguely aware that the odious Ms Neate had left Women’s Aid in February, but had heard nothing of her since. It was by chance that today I discovered through a tiny piece in the Times that she’s been Chief Executive of Shelter, a charity campaigning for the homeless, for the past nine months. 90% of the street homeless in the UK are men. You will not be surprised by this page and others on the Shelter website, that the homeless are invariably described as ‘people’, not ‘overwhelmingly men’. What a disgusting thing to do, to appoint a woman who hates men as much as Polly Neate, to lead a charity for the homeless.