Monthly Archives: May 2012

The groupthink argument for appointing more women to boards

Followers of the ‘gender diversity in the boardroom’ debate will notice arguments waxing and waning over the years, depending on how intrinsically convincing they are, and how difficult they are to counter. At one time proponents of ‘improved’ gender balance … Continue reading

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A former top female judge talks sense about quotas for judicial appointments

My thanks to Fred for pointing me towards an excellent article in yesterday’s Daily Mail. The paper continues to be almost unique among British mass-market newspapers in its challenging of feminist thinking and manipulations. The Daily Telegraph routinely cites feminist-inspired … Continue reading

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My open letters to Rt Hon Theresa May MP and Rt Hon Vince Cable MP

[Note added 17 July 2012: my joy at the government’s decision to remove the threat of quotas for women on boards was premature. The risk still remains. The government was merely objecting officially to EU-imposed quotas, but continues itself to … Continue reading

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A small but important victory for meritocracy

[Note added 17 July 2012: It turned out I was wrong in thinking there’d been a small victory for meritocracy. After I posted the following it emerged that the government’s objections to quotas related only to EU-imposed quotas. The government from … Continue reading

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Gender balance in the boardroom – a sample chapter from ‘The Glass Ceiling Delusion’

Since I launched The Campaign for Merit in Business a month ago I’m being increasingly asked by senior business people and journalists to present my core arguments against quotas and other positive discrimination measures to ‘improve’ the number of women in … Continue reading

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An international edition of Swayne O’Pie’s book has just been published

I’m a big fan of Swayne O’Pie’s book Why Britain Hates Men: Exposing Feminism, followers of this blog may be particularly interested in the extensive section concerning the genders and the world of work. Until now the book’s been available to order in … Continue reading

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Faking Public Opinion: how Viviane Reding abuses opinion polls for her own purpose

While the leading British culprit pushing for ‘improved’ gender diversity in company boardrooms is David Cameron – with his continuing threat of quotas – in the EU it’s Viviane Reding, a Commissioner. I am therefore grateful to Michael Klein of … Continue reading

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