Ann Francke, feminist blithering idiot / virtue-signalling cretin
[Update: Piers Morgan tweeted today: ‘What utter twaddle. We’ve got to stop these virtue-signalling cretins sucking all the fun out of life’. Daily Mail article here.]
Ann Francke, head of the long-suffering Chartered Management Institute, won our Lying Feminist of the Month award in August 2015, for her comments on the gender pay gap. The related blog piece, with a link to her award certificate, is here. The start of the piece:
Ann Francke is the CEO of the Chartered Management Institute, which has increasingly become a feminist campaigning organization under her leadership.
Ms Francke’s page on her organization’s website is here.
Our thanks to Alan for pointing us to a piece just published on the BBC website. It starts with the following, but moves on to comments from people with an IQ higher than that of a pot plant, unlike Ms Francke:
Chat about football or cricket in the workplace should be curtailed, a management body has warned.
Ann Francke, head of the Chartered Management Institute, said sports chat can exclude women and lead to more laddish behaviour.
“A lot of women, in particular, feel left out,” she told the BBC’s Today programme.
“They don’t follow those sports and they don’t like either being forced to talk about them or not being included.”
“I have nothing against sports enthusiasts or cricket fans – that’s great,” she said.
“But the issue is many people aren’t cricket fans,” she added, arguing bosses should crack down on sports banter.
Ms Francke is concerned that discussing football and, for example, the merits of video assistant refereeing (VAR) can disproportionately exclude women and divide offices.
“It’s a gateway to more laddish behaviour and – if it just goes unchecked – it’s a signal of a more laddish culture,” she said
“It’s very easy for it to escalate from VAR talk and chat to slapping each other on the back and talking about their conquests at the weekend.”
Nevertheless, Ms Francke does not think sports chatter should be banned, just moderated.
She said that good managers should be inclusive and ensure that everyone in their team feels comfortable.
I’ll email a link to this blog post to the press office at her organization – [email protected] – and a copy to the prime contact email address of the organization, [email protected], and a number of journalists. I’ll then mail printed copies to everyone on the list of the Presidential team and Trustees. That should be enough for today. We look forward to publishing more pieces on the odious woman in the fullness of time. Members of her organization – the men, in particular – should be demanding that she be fired, without compensation.
The idea that a business could or should restrict the topics discussed privately by its staff beyond a ban on advocating illegal acts or bullying is ridiculous.
Once accepted that this is poor behaviour then it could be used in the disciplinary or appraisal process.
The depressing thing is no one seems to care that it would clearly be sexist and illegal to overtly ban behaviour of this sort without addressing women’s behaviour which might exclude men, talking about soap operas, celebrities, clothes etc. would all seem obvious candidates.
The entire project even if it wasn’t fundamentally sexist and an excuse to further demonise and marginalise men is quixotic and misguided. The nature of people is that they have varied different interests, in any group there will be some with an interest in common and some without. The idea that people’s conversations can be regulated so that no one feels in any way excluded is a utopian fantasy and breathtaking in the scope of control implied if there was an attempt to achieve it.
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