We’re sometimes asked if we’ve ever had any substantive responses to the many public challenges we’ve issued to feminists, and their male collaborators. No, we haven’t, with the sole exception of one from Vera Baird, although we still haven’t received a response to the note we sent her in January 2014.
These people are utterly shameless in their contempt for truth while they pursue feminist agendas. Here’s a small selection from our challenges, in reverse chronological order:
Mark Carney Governor, Bank of England
Theresa May MP Home Secretary
Laura Bates Whine merchant
Eleri Butler Chief Executive, Welsh Women’s Aid
Sandra Horley Chief Executive, Refuge
Roz Hardie CEO of OBJECT, a feminist campaigning organisation
David Futrelle American feminist, critic of men’s human rights advocates
Polly Neate CEO, Women’s Aid
Clean Break Theatre company
Laurie Penny Gender feminist ‘journalist’
Dickie James Board member, Women’s Aid
Laura Carstensen Commissioner, Equality & Human Rights Commission
Vince Cable MP Business Secretary
Julie Bindel Gender feminist campaigner and journalist
Professor Sarah Niblock Head of Journalism, Brunel University
Vera Baird QC Police and Crime Commissioner, Northumbria
Ms Baird responded to our challenge, and we replied 11.1.14 with a number of comments and questions. The exchange of emails is here.
If and when we ever hear back from Ms Baird, we’ll post her response.
Professor Susan Vinnicombe Head of the Cranfield International Centre for Women Leaders
Ellie Slee Contributor to The Huffington Post, ‘Whiny Woman of the Month’ award winner
Toby Granville Group Editor of The Dorset Echo
Dr Henrietta O’Connor and Dr John Goodwin Leicester University
Dr Jude Browne Director of Gender Studies, Cambridge University
Janet Street-Porter Gender feminist ‘journalist’, ‘Harpy’ award winner
Debbie White CEO of Sodexo (UK & Ireland)
The background to the challenge of Debbie White is here.
The CEO of Sodexo, a multinational with its headquarters in France, is Michel Landel. He’s a director of Catalyst Inc., a New York-based feminist organisation campaigning internationally for more women on boards. Our article on the matter is here.
Charlotte Sweeney Reviewer of the voluntary code of conduct of executive search firms
Nick Baveystock Director general of the Institution of Civil Engineers
Caroline Criado-Perez Whine merchant, ‘Lying Woman of the Month’ (May 2014)
Dr Petra Wilton Director of Policy, Chartered Management Institute
Amina Women’s Project Birmingham-based feminist group
Kat Banyard Gender feminist campaigner, inaugural ‘Lying Woman of the Month’
Sir Roger Carr Chairman of Centrica, former president of the CBI, founder member of The 30% Club, ‘Toady’ award winner
Helena Morrissey CEO of Newton Investment Management, founder of The 30% Club
Professor Rita Marcella Aberdeen Business School
Ilene Lang President and CEO of Catalyst