You'll never believe how BBC York decided to celebrate International Women's Day...

(14 Posts)
TheCountessofFitzdotterel Thu 10-Mar-16 12:41:19

Apologies for the clickbaity thread title, but I wanted you to all guess and then be proved right.

They did a special feature about men, to redress the balance. <weeps>
York Feminists blog about it here.

BBC radio York, you've let women down, you've let York down, and most of all, you've let yourselves down.

WomanWithAltitude Thu 10-Mar-16 12:45:02

I've complained to the BBC. It would be good if others did too...

AnyFucker Thu 10-Mar-16 12:47:39

For crying out loud...

WomanWithAltitude Thu 10-Mar-16 12:48:26

The original twitter post about the show is here btw. Some hilarious comments!

mobile.twitter.com/BBCYork/status/707123445616795650

Helmetbymidnight Thu 10-Mar-16 12:51:36

The comments are funny.

What WILL they do on diabetics /epilepsy awareness day?

PurpleDaisies Thu 10-Mar-16 12:51:49

Oh fgs. This is ridiculous. The bbc has form for this sort of thing...
Anyone remember pandagate?
www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16203296

StitchesInTime Thu 10-Mar-16 12:53:12

[Bangs head against wall]

FFS. Because of course women get so much more attention and recognition than men the rest of the time hmm

OneFlewOverTheDodosNest Thu 10-Mar-16 13:10:22

Has anyone actually told BBC York that there's an International Men's Day that probably would have been more appropriate for that feature? Or are they planning on celebrating women then instead?

WomanWithAltitude Thu 10-Mar-16 13:20:33

Clearly not. I'm guessing they've also failed to notice how overrrepresented men are in the media generally.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Thu 10-Mar-16 15:13:02

They do know about Men's Day - it's mentioned in the blog. Apparently we should make more of it.

nobeer Thu 10-Mar-16 15:48:03

Has Alan Partridge moved from Radio Norfolk to BBC York?

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Thu 10-Mar-16 15:54:50

grin
It is EXACTLY what Alan would do for IWD, isn't it?

scallopsrgreat Thu 10-Mar-16 16:21:54

Love the blog post! It was slightly disconcerting that the advert at the bottom, for me, was for the IPL Hair Removal system! But perhaps that helps illustrate the post quite nicely:

Ladies, don't worry about sport, politics, science or inventions, you just need to ensure your underarm hair is removed grin.

LuisCarol Wed 16-Mar-16 00:13:03

International Womens Day around the world

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