Laura Bates’s appearance on the International Women’s Day edition of ‘Daily Politics’

I’m looking forward to a discussion tomorrow with Laura Bates on the Jeremy Vine show, on BBC Radio 2. On International Women’s Day, on 8 March, there was a discussion about feminism in the modern era on the BBC television programme Daily Politics, hosted by regular anchor Andrew Neil. Laura was one of the two key women in the discussion. She was the founder of ‘The Everyday Sexism Project’ and still runs the site.

The other key woman in the discussion was the sociologist Catherine Hakim, originator of Preference Theory (2000). She made some insightful points, and I wish she’d been given longer to speak. It’s a pity she didn’t seize this golden opportunity to point out the damage caused to Norwegian businesses by gender quotas, or to point out that four in seven British men are work-centred, while only one in seven British women is – which largely explains the gender balances we see in parliament, at the top of major corporations, and elsewhere.

The video footage of the discussion (with a little preliminary material) is below, from approximately 15:12 to 25:40. Enjoy:


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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