You couldn’t make it up.
In a report about the dearth of women speakers on programmes the BBC, Woman’s Hour no less, drops the female speaker in favour of a man:
It is one of Radio 4’s flagship programmes, designed to offer a women’s perspective on the world.
But Women’s Hour has been branded “misogynistic” and “patronising” after ditching a female technology expert in favour of two men to feature in a slot about the lack of women speakers at technology conferences.
Emma Mulqueeny said she was contacted by producers with a view to taking part in a discussion on yesterday’s programme.
But she said that within half an hour, she received another call to say that they had decided to feature a man instead as item concerned men campaigning in support of women working in technology.
Having said that Woman’s Hour steps in to defend one of its own….er one who works for the BBC and got a hiding, ‘unbelievably vulgar and misogynist abuse she received’ as Murray put it, for her naive and simplistic views on immigration….Mary Beard.
Apparently this is one of the emails received in her defence:
‘I was horrified at the abuse MB received from unpleasant, cowardly people airing their nastiest, horrendously prejudiced and ill educated frustrations as a result of their own inadequacies…such pathetic behaviour and language!’
Jenni Murray’s not too bothered about her daft views on immigration that would destroy everything that makes this Nation what it is….mainly of course a nation that provides a massive subsidy to the ‘disadvantaged’…..a subsidy that would inevitably vanish as the freeloaders come piling over the borders with hands outstretched.
Talk about ill educated!