First up is a piece about some ‘unmarried’ mother in the BBC. Well, she likes to use them term. A comment left is more enlightening than the article. I didn’t write the title.
Gosh. Stephanie Flanders, the economics editor of Newsnight, has just told me that she rather likes being recognised as ‘that bird off the telly who does numbers’. I’m confused. Isn’t Carol Vorderman the bird off the telly who does numbers? Surely there can’t be room on British TV for two women who can count?
Here is the comment, which I feel hits the nail on the head.
“Disastrous for her career”?
I doubt it.
The BBC exists to provide careers for privileged people like Flanders. As you say “there is no shortage of Oxbridge graduates who all know each other.” And we know what that means.
She generously concedes that “we might have concluded that it could have been done differently.”
“Might”, “Could”? Actually Steph, Littlejohn wasn’t “partly” right, he was completely right. Feministas like you do not represent ordinary women -who are beginning to get the message that women like Flanders are using their positions of influence to make life worse for them.
Take for example the way in which feminists like Flanders are undermining marriage and forcing men into a “marriage strike” because of the divorce rip-off industry and the biassed family courts. Most women are against this.
And by the way, if she has a “partner” is she a single mother or not? She seems unwilling to relinquish the favoured status of this victim client group.
– Chris, Wokingham England