YouTube videos of the House of Commons appearance, and ‘Daily Politics’

My thanks to the technology-savvy MRA who set up my YouTube account. It now has the videos of the House of Commons inquiry into ‘Women in the Workplace’, as well as the recent appearance on the BBC’s Daily Politics:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKhX1c3ow6BrzdzP3ydpeZQ/videos

In the first 24 hours after being made available, the videos have been viewed over 1,200 times. The word’s getting out…

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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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2 Responses to YouTube videos of the House of Commons appearance, and ‘Daily Politics’

  1. Hi Mike,

    I’m taking another look at the House of commons video. Btw, is there a link to more detailed information about this event for those of us that are not from the UK and would like to understand the place of this event in the grand scheme of things and also the names of the government officials that appear on the video?

    I’d like to draw your attention to one thing. There is research that was done in Norway regarding exactly what Anna is talking about @ 5:30 where she tries to counter your argument of biological sex difference.

    You referred to Baron-Cohen’s work that sex differences lead to women not being attracted to engineering. She then goes on to citing information from countries in the middle east that show that women there are actually a sizable portion of those that learn the “hard science”. This, she believes, shows that culture plays a significant role.

    However, as argued in the Norwegian research, this actually supports your initial premise; The more eqalitarian a society is, the more likely it is that women (and men) will choose what is in harmony with their nature, i.e. women in the middle east select the “hard-science” out of necessity rather than it being something they want to practice.

    Norwegians call this the gender equality paradox as they see women and men select more gender typical occupations as the country has become more eqalitarian, no matter how much they try to get men into nursing and women into engineering.

    There’s an excellent TV show that covered this, see (with english cc): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5LRdW8xw70

    • Thanks for this. Probably better to answer the questions you have about the HoC inquiry by 1:1 email exchanges, if you don’t mind? Email me at mb1957@hotmail.co.uk. Thanks.

      I was very surprised by the point made by Ann McKechin MP about the high number of female Iranian physicists. Only a week or two ago someone emailed me to say that one of the reasons so many Iranian physicists are women, is that so many young men (but not young women) were killed in the Iran / Iraq war.

      There are of course different explanations for why most men and women act gender-typically, spanning from biological determinism (‘nature’) to social determinism (‘nurture’). I lean towards the former, but some of my associates lean towards the latter. At the end of the day, does it matter in a practical sense?. Gender-typical choices seem to be persistent, despite social engineers trying to make men more like women, and women more like men. The utopia for which they strive is a dystopia to me.

      Thanks for the YouTube link too, I’ll try to catch it soon.

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