Justine Greening MP, former Education Secretary and Minister for Women & Equalities, lesbian, urges employers to discriminate against applicants from Eton, a boys’ boarding school

A piece published on the website of Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them), the political party of which I’m the chairman, in May 2018:

It’s difficult to think of a female Tory MP whose gender politics wouldn’t make them more at home in the Labour Party. I cannot think of one standing female Tory MP who’s publicly made critical comments about feminism or feminists. The Eton College website is here. A piece at the top of the front page in today’s Times, by Rosemary Bennett, Education Editor:

Companies should discriminate against job applicants from Eton because their grades are “not as impressive” as those achieved by candidates from struggling state schools, a former Conservative education secretary has said.

Justine Greening urged employers to take a candidate’s background into account during recruitment to boost social mobility. At a meeting in New York, she said that applying “contextual recruitment” was a far better predictor of potential than grades alone.

“Contextual recruitment [J4MB: A new term for discriminating against males, along with “positive action” in the Equality Act] basically says when you’re looking at someone’s grades who’s applied for a job . . . look at them in the context of the school they went to. You can easily do this, there’s software to help you as a company,” Ms Greening said. “So if you get three Bs from Eton, you’re probably not as impressive as somebody [J4MB: You sense that the “someone” will ideally be a woman] who gets three Bs from the school in a part of the country where the school [wasn’t] doing well.”

She added that contextual recruitment would allow employers to “stop fishing in a talent puddle and start fishing in a talent pool”, according to TES. Eton College, which charges fees of more than £40,000 a year, sends dozens of pupils to top universities and has educated 19 British prime ministers, most recently David Cameron. Ms Greening went to a comprehensive in Yorkshire.

She quit the cabinet in January after clashing with Theresa May over a review into university tuition fees and support for grammar schools. Research showed that disadvantaged applicants were 50 per cent more likely to be hired after contextual recruitment than otherwise, Ms Greening added.

Julie Robinson, general secretary of the Independent Schools Council, pointed out that going to a particular school type was not in itself an indicator of socio-economic advantage.

Eton declined to comment.

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Shauna Cleary, 25, prison officer, had relationship with violent male prisoner. Suspended sentence. Prisoner jailed for a further six months.

A piece published on the website of Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them), the political party of which I’m the chairman, in May 2018:

piece in today’s Times:

A prison officer had a relationship with an inmate and sent him messages on a phone hidden in his cell. Shauna Cleary, 25, gave her number to Kurt Jarman, 22, serving ten years for robbing and attacking a 77-year-old man in Powys in 2015. Cardiff crown court heard that Cleary was working at Parc prison, run by G4S in Bridgend, south Wales, from August 2016 to November last year.

Joanna James, for the prosecution, said analysis revealed that Jarman had called Cleary in August 2017 and the relationship “gained momentum”. She was arrested and her phone and laptop were seized. Cleary, from Pontypridd, admitted misconduct in public office. Judge Daniel Williams said that she had been “terribly compromised and vulnerable to being manipulated”. [J4MB emphasis. Incredible. She had compromised HERSELF.] He gave her a 16-week suspended sentence and ordered her to do 15 days of rehabilitation activity. Jarman admitted possessing a phone in prison and was jailed for a further six months.

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How does the FA tackle sexism? An all-female Subbuteo team! Classic table-top football game ‘hauls itself into the 21st century’ by launching its first female teams (not available to buy).

A piece published on the website of Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them), the political party of which I’m the chairman, in May 2018:

Our thanks to Mike P for this. Extracts:

The FA said the new version supported its objective to tackle barriers within the women’s game. [J4MB: What barriers would those be?]

The set includes 22 outfield players and six substitutes, each hand-moulded and painted with their own characteristics – and detailing that is clearly female…

Although the set is not available to buy, fans will have the opportunity to win one via FA social media channels.

Marzena Bogdanowicz, FA head of marketing for women’s football, said: ‘This new, all-female Subbuteo set is a reflection of the rapid growth that women’s football is seeing in the UK right now. [J4MB: Nonsense – because it’s not available to buy, it’s a reflection of how little interest there is in the women’s game.]

‘We aspire to greater equality all the way from board games to boardrooms, and every day we are striving to transform the future of the women’s game on and off the pitch.’

Last May Sports Minister Tracey Crouch threatened the FA with a loss of £30m – £40m of public funding if it didn’t have at least three women on its board by some point in 2018. Our blog piece on the matter is here.

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Piers Morgan wades into fierce row over whether TfL ‘Thought for the Day’ sign encouraged sexual harassment

A piece published on the website of Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them), the political party of which I’m the chairman, in May 2018:

Controversy: A woman claimed a TfL 'Thought of the Day' board encouraged sexual harassment

Controversy: A woman claimed a TfL ‘Thought of the Day’ board encouraged sexual harassment (Dina Rickman)

Our thanks to James for a piece in yesterday’s Evening Standard. The start of the piece:

A fierce debate has erupted over whether a Transport for London Tube station board urging passengers to give compliments amounted to encouraging sexual harassment.

Piers Morgan waded into the row after an image of the ‘Thought of the Day’ sign was posted on social media by commuter Dina Rickman who claimed it could invite commuters to “sexually harass a stranger”.

It read: “When you see something beautiful in someone, tell them. It may take a second to say but for them it could last a lifetime.”

Ms Rickman tweeted the picture with the caption: “Thought of the day: why not take the time to sexually harass a stranger.”

Her post was retweeted by Mr Morgan, who wrote: “Everything that’s wrong about modern feminism right here.”

Four years ago Dina Rickman, the swivel-eyed Looney Tune who tweeted the silly remark above, and I were in a studio discussion (video, 15:20) on London Live TV. One of the 177 comments on the video, from “Miss Peori”:

Was Dina on cocaine or something? It was hard enough to listen to her bullshit without also having to watch her chase the mice in her brain.

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