I spent a considerable time seeking (but failing) to get Baroness Brady to understand the difference between causation and correlation, and pointed to the evidence (from before 2012, and since) which demonstrates a clear causal link between increasing gender diversity on boards and corporate financial DECLINE. I would have had more success explaining correlation and causation to a cat. Cats are smart.
I thought at one point she was going to stamp her expensively-shod feet. It was hilarious, if a bit embarrassing, like watching a bad-tempered toddler in a store after you’ve told her she can’t have the sweets she wants.
Our discussion was a lengthy one, but only four minutes of content appeared in the final two-hour-long TV programme. Channel 5 reneged on their earlier agreement to allow us to post the piece on our YouTube channel, with copyright clearance, so I posted this (audio, 1:30) on our channel. I’m not sure that Brady uttered the words I added onto the image, but I imagine she must have thought them.
The comments after the article on the matter include this gem by Saf, a genius who evidently considers a man disagreeing with a woman “rude”, and advocates for violence against men who disagree with women:
#whydomenearnmorethanwomen omg someone slap that man! So rude!
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