‘Men’s Hour’ – an endorsement from a gender feminist, Jenni Murray

[This post was first published on http://fightingfeminism.wordpress.com on 18 May, 2012. It’s being reproduced here because the blog is no longer operational, but this particular post is relevant to the next post we're going to publish, very shortly.]

Some of you will be aware of the BBC radio programme Men’s Hour. I recently emailed the presenter, a mid-30s former documentary maker, Tim Samuels, offering to appear on the show and talk about the scourge of feminism in the modern era. I haven’t heard back, and after reading an article by the veteran gender feminist broadcaster Jenni Murray in the new issue of Feminist Times – sorry, Radio Times – I don’t expect to hear back from him. The article is accompanied by a photograph of Ms Murray on a flight of steps, looking condescendingly down on Tim Samuels. In the article she refers to him as a ‘committed metrosexual’. Three paragraphs from near the end of the piece:

It’s apparent from our conversation that Men’s Hour, now in its third series, is gaining in confidence and sure-footedness. Some of the kookier ideas have gone. There is no hint of the much-vaunted idea of asking women to apologise for the more extreme aspects of feminism of the ‘all men are rapists’ variety.

[The next paragraph is a statement by Tim Samuels.]

“Modern blokes are shaped by feminism. We are better at communicating. We have no rage in our bellies against women. We intuitively champion equal rights and oppose discrimination. What I want to do next is delve into the darker recesses of men’s minds and ask, for example, if you’re committed to a relationship, what do you do if you don’t fancy your partner any more?”…

[Back to Jenni Murray.]

So, I wish all good luck to the most eligible bachelor in town. And to his programme. I’ve always said that when men start asking how they will juggle their jobs and their families we’ll have begun to draft the peace treaty that ends the sex war. Tim Samuels is on the right track.

‘Draft the peace treaty’? Declare an abject surrender to gender feminists, she means.

‘Tim Samuels is on the right track’? Men’s Hour is very clearly on the WRONG track. But what else would we expect from the ultra-Leftie BBC? A male feminist is presenting Men’s Hour and has the endorsement of a gender feminist writing in the unfailingly feminist Radio Times.

What dark days we live in.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a British writer, publisher, and men's human rights advocate ('MHRA'). My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for men & boys (and the women who love them). We've launched a public consultation exercise to help us develop our manifesto for the 2015 general election, at which we'll be contesting a number of seats. I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and Anti-Feminism League In 2014 I launched two new campaigns. Men shouldn't marry seeks to raise the consciousness of unmarried men about the extreme risks they'll face if they marry, while The Alternative Sexism Project aims to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more damaging consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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One Response to ‘Men’s Hour’ – an endorsement from a gender feminist, Jenni Murray

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