Groan. My heart sank at the start of the second paragraph, “A study by the Fawcett Society…”.
Professor Rainbow Murray, a politics “professor”, is cited in the piece. She won a Gormless Feminist of the Month award in 2016 – details here. After I’d notified her of her nomination, and before she blocked me from her Twitter account, she tweeted this:
I’m delighted to have been nominated as “gormless feminist of the month” by virulently misogynist @MikeBuchanan11
The end of the dreadful piece in the FT:
The Labour party uses all-female shortlists to select candidates in certain parliamentary candidates [J4MB: We think the female journalist meant “certain parliamentary constituencies”. The winnable constituencies, in short, a policy also publicly espoused by Vince Cable, leader of the Lib Dems.] But Dawn Butler, Labour’s shadow minister for Women and Equalities, said: “This report reveals how much further we need to go in order to open up politics and tear down the barriers that have discouraged so many women from standing.” [J4MB: All-women shortlists not being a barrier to men standing, of course.]
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