Our public challenges of prominent feminists (and their male collaborators)

We’re sometimes asked if any substantive responses have ever been forthcoming following the many public challenges we’ve issued to prominent gender feminists (and their male collaborators). No, they haven’t, with the sole exception of one from Vera Baird, and we haven’t yet received a response to the note we sent back to her. These people are utterly shameless. Here’s a small selection from the challenges we’ve made, in reverse chronological order:

Laurie Penny, gender feminist ‘journalist’


Dickie James, Board member, Women’s Aid


Laura Carstensen, Commissioner, Equality & Human Rights Commission


Vince Cable, 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 (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)

Three posts (links below) refer to this challenge and Michel Landel, the global CEO of Sodexo, a French multinational. He’s a director of Catalyst Inc., a New York-based feminist organisation campaigning internationally for more women on boards.




Charlotte Sweeney, who’s reviewing 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)


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


Fiona Hall MEP


Ilene Lang, President and CEO of Catalyst


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