Gill Whitty-Collins is a blithering idiot

Our thanks to Mike P for this. A quote from the idiot:

Gill started to research gender bias. [LAF translation – she started reading feminist propaganda.] ‘Of the FTSE 100 companies, just seven are run by women but 17 are run by men called John and 14 by men called Dave!’ she says. ‘Plus, a man is ten times more likely to make partner at a law firm and three times more likely at an accountancy firm.’

Of course, not a word about women’s work/life preferences (only 14% of British women are work-centred, while 56% of British men are – Dr Catherine Hakim’s Preference Theory, 2000) or the causal link between increasing female representation on boards, and corporate financial decline – Campaign for Merit in Business.

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Have educational standards in Britain declined?

A video (7:20) by Simon Webb, a historian.

One consequence of the feminisation of professional workforces is that standards inevitably decline. 50 years ago I was 12, and most teachers were men. These days most teachers are women, and they need the support of teaching assistants (almost invariably women) which teachers mysteriously didn’t need 50+ years ago.

One of the examples Simon Webb cites is from an 11-plus paper from 50 years ago, before the advent of affordable pocket calculators:

An aeroplane flies from Glasgow to London at an average of 220mphm and takes 1 hour and 51 minutes. What distance has it flown, in miles?

From the GCSE Mathematics paper in 2014, for 15/16 year old pupils, who were already allowed to bring calculators into the exams:

Work out one-quarter of 24 kilograms.

The bottom line? Male teachers educated pupils to a higher standard 50+ years ago than female teachers with the support of teaching assistants manage today.

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Updates on the International Conference on Men’s Issues, and the Regarding Men weekly men-only video meetings

2020 International Conference on Men’s Issues (ICMI20)
Followers of this blog will be aware that ICMI2020 will be a virtual conference on account of Covid-19. Elizabeth Hobson and I are two of the key organizers of the event. We’re using the opportunity of a virtual conference to expand hugely the number of speakers (providers of videos). We plan to publish 120 videos (one per hour, every hour) from midday, Saturday, 14 November, to midday, Thursday, 19 November, 2020 (International Men’s Day), Sydney time (the event was originally going to be held in Sydney). The Guests of Honour include Dr Warren Farrell, Erin Pizzey and ManWomanMyth.

This conference is the first ICMI in which we’re extending an open invitation to those with an interest in gender matters (other than feminists, obviously) to submit material. Details here. We have 97 confirmed speakers already, the speaker names and their talk titles are here. The speakers’ page on the website is here. We’re confirming new speakers every week, so if you’re thinking of contributing a video, contact Mike Buchanan (mike@j4mb.org.uk) asap.

Regarding Men weekly men-only video meetings
Yesterday I had the pleasure of hosting the first UK-based men-only video meeting on behalf of Regarding Men (Paul Elam, Professor Janice Fiamengo, Tom Golden). Attendees included men from the UK, United States, Australia and India. It went very well, and I’m looking forward to hosting future meetings. They will be held on Sundays at 14:00, BST or GMT, whichever time zone is operating in the UK at the time. From the Regarding Men website:

“Paul Elam, Janice Fiamengo, and Tom Golden have joined forces to create a platform to connect Red Pill men and provide them ongoing social support. We want to solve the dilemma of Red Pill Isolation by connecting like-minded men to each other, online and in the real world. Regarding Men is a place for men to speak truthfully about their lived experience and get support, without having to care about blue pill sensitivities.

We are making the meetings and other services available to Red Pill men across the world 7 days a week, 365 days a year. That is what your support is going to help us build. Join us now and let’s grow this thing together.”

It costs $5.00 (about £4.00) per month to become a member and gain access to all the meetings and services available. I invite you to join, what do you have to lose? If you later decide it’s not for you, you can cancel your membership at any time. I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting, and later ones.

The (video) meetings are on Zoom, but you won’t need to upload any software, just click on a link on the Regarding Men website. You can remain anonymous if you want, using only audio, or even contribute solely by sending messages, which I’ll read out from time to time.

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Diane Abbott is a blithering idiot, espisode #183: she defends Extinction Rebellion’s protests aimed at stopping newspapers being distributed, comparing them with the Suffragettes

The Suffragettes were terrorists who delayed female emancipation, so needless to say they’re feminist icons. There’s a very good account of the Suffragettes in Steve Moxon’s The Woman Racket (2008). A tip of the hat to Guido Fawkes for this.

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Mike Buchanan recommends shaving-related products and men’s toiletries

Any man or woman with an interest in men’s issues should boycott Gillette products, it need hardly be said, following their anti-male TV adverts. The adverts were conceived and directed by feminists – what could possibly have gone wrong? This leaves a challenge for owners of Gillette products, how should they dispose of them? We recommend this method (video, 14:02) from our Comedy Channel.

So, I hear you cry, “Mike, you’re a leading internet ‘influencer’ for non-feminist men, who would you recommend as manufacturers of shaving-related products and other men’s toiletries, alternatives to Gillette?” For razors and blades (the latter cost £10.00 inc.p&p for four, enough for four weeks) I recommend ShaveKit, trial kit £3.00. They give at least as good a shave as I ever got from Gillette razors. After two or three months of buying blades from them, they sent a free spare razor.

For shaving gel and face washes – how did you think I keep my face as soft as a baby’s bum? – and post-shave balm and anti-perspirant deodorant aerosol, I highly recommend  products from NIVEA MEN. I recently had a problem with a can of their shaving gel, sent a complaint to them online, and just received a £5.00 voucher – three times the cost of the product – which I can redeem at a host of major retailers. What a fine company!

I alternate buying NIVEA MEN face wash with buying L’Oreal Men Expert Pure Charcoal Daily Face Scrub which is the dog’s boll***s. Because I’m worth it.

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Sandi Toksvig is a blithering idiot, #317: “The Women’s Equality Party got hardly any press but we had the most successful general election of any party.”

Our thanks to Alan for this gem in The Guardian. An extract:

Five years since you co-founded the Women’s Equality party. How is it progressing?
It hardly got any press but we had the most successful general election of any party. We could only afford to stand in five seats so we stood against five male MPs with allegations of sexual impropriety against them. Four stood down and one lost his seat, so we were 100% successful in our plan. [LAF: The party lost all its deposits, and weren’t remotely instrumental in that “success”. Feminists claiming credit for nothing. Same old, same old…]

 

It’s a different way of doing politics and I’m hugely proud of it. We’ll continue to work on women’s issues. Make no mistake, when this pandemic is over, it’s women who will suffer the most. We want to support them as much as we possibly can. It took the Greens 20 years to get a seat. I have every confidence that we will at some point.

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Regarding Men with Mike Buchanan – weekly men-only discussion groups

I’m a huge fan of the Regarding Men video series with Paul Elam, Janice Fiamengo and Tom Golden.

I recently posted a blog piece at Justice for Men & Boys about an exciting new initiative created recently by Regarding Men, men-only discussion groups. Once you subscribe (from only USD5.00 pcm, about GBP4.00) you’ll be able to join in their discussion groups, wherever in the world they’re being hosted from. My thanks to the organizers for allowing me to post this video (5:49) which until now has only been made available to people after they’d become members.

I was pleased to be invited to host weekly 90-minute meetings, the first will be at 14:00 BST on Sunday, 6 September, moving to 14:00 GMT in due course. I hope you’ll join us.

This is an extract from my last blog piece on the matter:

Enjoy (video, 30:11). Regarding Men – Paul Elam, Tom Golden and Janice Fiamengo – have over the past year been planning an exciting new initiative, where red-pilled men can meet up online for discussions with other red-pilled men around the world. From the Regarding Men website:

“Paul Elam, Janice Fiamengo, and Tom Golden have joined forces to create a platform to connect Red Pill men and provide them ongoing social support.  We want to use the dilemma of Red Pill Isolation by connecting like-minded men to each other, online and in the real world. Regarding Men is a place for men to speak truthfully about their lived experience and get support, without having to care about blue pill sensitivities. Join us now and let’s grow this thing together.

We are making the meetings and other services available to Red Pill men across the world 7 days a week, 365 days a year. That is what your support is going to help us build.”

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