Women’s in-group preferencing in the workplace – a serious and sustained economic assault on men

We’ve demonstrated that the ‘glass ceiling’ is a myth, and that men in positions of authority, far from stopping women rising to senior positions, are actively facilitating them doing so, regardless of the relative numbers of qualified men and women available for those positions. Obvious examples of this phenomenon include:

– the sustained efforts of David Cameron, Vince Cable et al to increase female representation in corporate boardrooms, regardless of the evidence this will harm corporate financial performance

– the sustained efforts of many FTSE100 chairmen, members of the ‘30% club’, to do likewise

While men don’t display ‘in-group preferencing’ – to use the term used by academics – women very clearly do. An example of the academic evidence:


Sometimes you come across breathtaking examples of women’s in-group preferencing. Heather McGregor was on the same panel as myself giving testimony to a House of Commons select committee about two months ago. She made a misleading statement in her testimony, in our view knowingly. We publicly invited her to retract the statement (link below), but have had no response.


The (uncorrected) minutes of the hearing:


From Heather McGreegor’s response to Q84:

We need more role models.  I think that women who have succeeded have a responsibility to turn around and help the people behind them.  As Madeleine Albright said, there is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women.

Could we possibly ask for clearer evidence of in-group preferencing? The woman is positively revelling in it. From her response to Q81:

I am an employer myself.  I employ 22 people; only two of them are men.

The bottom line? Women demand equality of outcomes, and when they’re given senior positions, or they run firms, they preference women at the expense of men. We shouldn’t be surprised that almost two-thirds of employees in the public sector in the UK are women. Or that for every three unemployed women, there are four men. This is a serious and sustained economic assault on men, hidden (as always) behind the facades of ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’.

Of course this phenomenon isn’t confined to the UK. Yesterday I encountered an example cited in an article penned by the veteran campaigner Erin Pizzey:

As I travel around different countries looking at the damage that has been wreaked upon the fabric of their societies I am afraid for my grandsons and great grandsons. In Slovenia I was introduced to a very powerful woman who had a staff of 39 women, she told me proudly. She also employed one man. He was the receptionist.

Welcome to the feminists’ vision of the workplaces of the future.


About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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5 Responses to Women’s in-group preferencing in the workplace – a serious and sustained economic assault on men

  1. Mike, I’ve been following you for a while, I watched your short interview earlier today, and I commend your efforts. There is much commentary on blogs by us all – and this is a great thing of course, as it raises awareness – but those with balls enough to get in front of the media are rare indeed. I think many of us are championing you, and hoping to get the balls enough to join you on that stage in the future.

    I agree with Peter in the comment above, regarding the forecasted crash of the west – with feminism being a large cause of that. And I also agree with you that there is a growing movement – aided by today’s communication and technology – that has become utterly disenfranchised with this ‘equality’ nonsense. I only hope that it can become cohesive enough to stop this anti-human ideology. The abundance of anti-feminist comments (and not just from men) in online news stories of the popular press (DM, Telegraph, etc.) is encouraging indeed, and proof that we are by no means a small number of frustrated men.

    But again, I salute you, and hope to be fortunate enough to have a beer with you sometime.

    • Scott, thanks for the kind words and interesting points. There are some in the feminist community who worry the tide may be turning against them. They should be so lucky. There’s a tsunami on the way, and they can stand on the beach screeching at it, but they’ll still be swept away. Men and women are collectively saying ‘Enough!’… better late than never. I look forward to that beer, and to more comments in the future, if you can spare the time. Thanks again.

  2. There will inevitably be an avalanche of social and economic consequence resulting from such bigotry and openly flaunted malevolence. And when the fabric of society begins to come crashing down, the status of women throughout the majority of Western cultures is likely to be badly damaged. History has repeatedly demonstrated that extremism always creates, and usually realises, its own antithesis. Women, as a collective, must somehow be made aware that their greatest long term enemy is, ironically, the modern women’s movement, and what it has evolved into over recent decades. When a group of people are eventually identified as having been responsible for the enactment of deliberately destructive widespread human misery, a gentle breeze of censure and forgiveness does not await them. That is humanity.

    • Peter, thank you. I think your comments are spot on. Many people interested in gender politics say the tide’s turning against militant feminists, but I think there’s a tsunami heading their way. It’s far off, and they have yet to understand it’s on the way. I for one can’t wait, and I look forward to them standing on the beach screeching at the tsunami as it approaches, thinking they can make it subside. Good luck with that strategy, ladies…

  3. The attacks on men are a many headed beast occurring on all levels – justice and family justice, social and psychological, political and economic. The attacks are unapologetic and blatant and when challenged are dealt with by presenting some pretty thin supportive arguments. For such attacks to occur whether it be to push men towards self destruction, or to compel them into having unnecessary genital mutilation or to imprison and impoverish them, it takes a global effort by some very powerful and well financed forces. The politicans are being used as scapegoats and managers of this gross injustice. There is timid and patchy resistant, but it is extremely weak in the face of things. It feels like an invasion. Erin Pizzey is ‘right on the money’ in expressing her fears about the future.

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