Last August I was in the studios of TRT World in London for a round table discussion (with three feminists, one of them a mangina) on the gender pay gap. It was a rare opportunity to explore the subject at length (about 25 minutes). The presenter, David Foster, was very even-handed under difficult circumstances.
I was delighted to be invited back to discuss the same subject last Tuesday, the result is here (video, 26:12). One of the other panelists was Madeline Grant, Digital Officer and colleague of Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs, an important London thinktank (reputedly Margaret Thatcher’s favourite thinktank). Madeline was very impressive on this programme, and we hope to see more of her.
Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu put in an assertive, confident, but otherwise woeful performance. She seemed uninformed about the subject matter, and haughtily dismissed papers by William Collins, saying she didn’t believe them. Her “shtick” throughout the discussion was Argument by Assertion. At one point – possibly off-air – I said she was denying the facts. Her response was this gem:
There are facts… and there are academic facts.
Her “facts” were, as usual with feminists, what women “feel” and claim. Statistics fall off them like water off a duck’s back.
In the video description box there are links to the August 2017 video, as well as links to William Collins’s two pieces on the gender pay gap.