Visitors to the blog of the Anti-Feminism League http://fightingfeminism.wordpress.com may recall that in March 2012 the writer, broadcaster and Daily Mail columnist Quentin Letts gave the League some welcome exposure:
I’m delighted to report that Mr Letts has given exposure to the Campaign for Merit in Business in his Mail column today:
The Harriet Harman-ite push for more women on company boards has suffered a setback – thanks, oh dear, to a member of the sisterhood. One of the main arguments heard in favour is that companies with female directors will make bigger profits.
However, Cranfield University’s Professor Susan Vinnicombe, appearing at a House of Lords inquiry into the idea, has now torpedoed that theory. ‘It does not make sense,’ she stated.
The Campaign for Merit in Business, which opposes feminist tokenism, is cock-a-hoop. But will Prof Vinnicombe’s admission stop Business Secretary Vince Cable interfering with the independence of firms that appoint directors on ability rather than gender?
A link to the column:
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 ‘studies’ and reports issues by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, and the Department for Business, as if they were holy writ which must be reported without challenge. The article:
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As a reader of the Daily Telegraph for 30+ years I despair of the lack of exposure given to gender politics (the Daily Mail is so much better in this area). The male journalists should strap on a pair and write about the topic, but maybe the editor (albeit male) forbids them to. The few articles about gender politics tend to be written by the lady journalists, among the best of whom is Cristina Odone. My thanks to Sylvia for bringing the following excellent blog piece by Ms Odone to my attention: