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ben miller, for example, is a twat

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SlowComfortableShrew Mon 10-Jan-11 21:14:27

What looks like an interesting program in temperature. Talks to a female scientist she makes a perfectly innocent comment and he looks at thle camera and turns in to benny hill. Cause she,s just there for his delictation...couldn't possibly have anything interesting to say., ffs.

sethstarkaddersmum Mon 10-Jan-11 21:16:55

I'm watching this too but I was so busy posting feminist things on Facebook I missed the Egregious Example Of Sexism. Still if he's done it once he will prob do it again before the end of the prog.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Tue 11-Jan-11 10:07:27

what did he say? I saw the end where he was talking about how much he'd learnt about himself, or some such <yawn> thus following the pattern of so many programmes.

Was thinking how lovely it would be to have a "no white men aged between 35 and 65" day on TV. Not that they are all twats, of course. But you know, just for a change.

sethstarkaddersmum Tue 11-Jan-11 10:21:22

I like what you suggest Elephants, except that the main beneficiaries would doubtless be white men below the age of 35 and over 65.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Tue 11-Jan-11 10:25:07

Ah yes. Had forgotten about the "very old boys club" and the "little boys club". angry

None of them at all then?

sethstarkaddersmum Tue 11-Jan-11 10:27:42

under 18 and over 80?

DilysPrice Tue 11-Jan-11 10:31:49

Yes I'd be absolutely happy to see David Attenborough on the telly.
Shocked by Ben Miller, but then we spent the programme tutting at the apparent standard of Cambridge Physics degrees since he was constantly being amazed by people telling him perfectly standard bits of A Level physics hmm I know, I know, not all BBC2 viewers know what the triple point is but it annoys me when he feigns ignorance because it is essentially a lie.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Tue 11-Jan-11 10:32:11

Yes. Tony Benn is allowed. And, you know, some MNers can put their little boys forward to read the news or something. But other than that, girls & women only. I think TBE's girl would do a good job on newsnight.

Eleison Tue 11-Jan-11 10:39:32

On R4 the other day a male Australian cricket commentator was being interviewed about the Ashes defeat and at one point the Australian said, without any kind of sarcasitc or perjorative edge, that on the bright side the Australian women's cricket team was doing well.

I was just thinking 'great that he is speaking so constructively about women's cricket', but before I could finish that thought the male R4 interviewer said, in a sneery way, something like 'Yeah well I expect you're doiong ok at netball too.'

So for a wonder a sports professional had been wholly inclusionary and egalitatian about women's cricket, and the R4 reporter instantly undermined that. He, for example, was a twat.

SlowComfortableShrew Tue 11-Jan-11 13:23:31

Ben miller didn't say anything, he leered at the camera as if the scientist had just flashed her tits at him. She couldn't see what he was doing. She hadn't said anything innuendo-y at all.

Unwind Tue 11-Jan-11 13:46:24

agree, Ben Miller, for example, is an arse

I hope that he does a vanity google and sees this thread...

sethstarkaddersmum Tue 11-Jan-11 13:53:09

I would never have said he was an arse before. I love Armstrong and Miller. Ben, if you're reading this, DON'T BE A SEXIST ARSE!

sethstarkaddersmum Tue 11-Jan-11 13:53:27

because we won't buy your dvds, you know.

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