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:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15491274

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.

https://c4mb.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/an-invitation-to-heather-mcgregor/

The (uncorrected) minutes of the hearing:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmselect/cmbis/uc754-i/uc75401.htm

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.

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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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