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Jane Garvey quits Woman's Hour

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Shedbuilder Fri 04-Sep-20 15:21:37

Can't say I'm hugely surprised: it's pretty clear that she and Jenni Murray have been gagged over then trans issue — and if over that, what else? Garvey's love of and cynicism about WH has been obvious for some time.

Is this the end of WH? While I have to say that in recent years my listening has dwindled, I'd hate the TRAs to see its disappearance as a victory.

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ARoombaOfOnesOwn Fri 04-Sep-20 15:23:14

I have to say I didn’t see this coming! shock

Shedbuilder Fri 04-Sep-20 15:24:18

Link:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54026689

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ARoombaOfOnesOwn Fri 04-Sep-20 15:24:43

I am a bit worried they will go young and (even more) woke though.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Fri 04-Sep-20 15:26:09

I dread to think who they will get. Not hopeful .

Shedbuilder Fri 04-Sep-20 15:27:18

There are some younger women like Emma Barnett who aren't woke and would shake things up a bit.

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AgnesNaismith Fri 04-Sep-20 15:27:36

Looking forward to hearing more about this on the Fortunately podcast!!

SpringFan Fri 04-Sep-20 15:27:58

Please not the dreadful Fi Glover.

diplodocusinermine Fri 04-Sep-20 15:30:20

Won't be the same without Jenni and Jane. There are some horrendously woke young female presenters on the BBC (Josie Long I'm looking at you...) So I really hope they don't go down that track.

JaJaDingDong Fri 04-Sep-20 15:38:04

Fi and Jane were talking about Jenni Murry leaving WH, and about who might succeed her, on their Fortunately podcast recently. They were joking about Jane being the "heir apparent" for the lead presenter vacancy.

RozWatching Fri 04-Sep-20 15:53:48

Wow. I will miss them both but I can't say that I'm surprised. WH has barely commented on the erasure of women over the last two, three years. It's embarrassing.

StandUpStraight Fri 04-Sep-20 15:58:09

Frankly I wouldn’t be surprised if the next presenter was a trans woman.

langclegflavoredbananamush Fri 04-Sep-20 16:02:46

I'm so glad that, not living in Britain, I'm not expected to pay money to the BBC for getting such a virtual finger- I mean V sign- in return.

JaJaDingDong Fri 04-Sep-20 16:03:12

Frankly I wouldn’t be surprised if the next presenter was a trans woman

Now that would be interesting! India Willoughby??

Longtalljosie Fri 04-Sep-20 16:05:02

If I had to place a bet it will be because some manager has sat Jane Garvey down and explained that someone with half her experience will get JM’s job.

Rubidium Fri 04-Sep-20 16:06:24

I am a bit worried they will go young and (even more) woke though.

The BBC's new Director General seems to want to move the Beeb away from wokeness, though. See the recent Last Night of the Proms business. Time will tell, I guess.

Lottapianos Fri 04-Sep-20 16:06:42

Really disappointed. If she is frustrated at being gagged, then I hope she is able to shout from the rooftops in whatever her new role will be

Yes I'm dreading who the new presenters will be. PLEASE not some woke twit, or even worse, a TWshock

Longtalljosie Fri 04-Sep-20 16:06:52

“ famous people are not the reason people engage with Woman's Hour...”

OK now I’m convinced of it. Wait for the announcement of the new presenter. It won’t be anyone sensible like Emma Barnett I’m afraid...

WhyNotMe40 Fri 04-Sep-20 16:10:52

StandUpStraight

Frankly I wouldn’t be surprised if the next presenter was a trans woman.

This

langclegflavoredbananamush Fri 04-Sep-20 16:13:57

Really disappointed. If she is frustrated at being gagged, then I hope she is able to shout from the rooftops in whatever her new role will be

This would be a fine silver lining.

JuneOsbourne Fri 04-Sep-20 16:14:25

I didn't expect this. I wonder if it's anything to do with JM's replacement?

CountFosco Fri 04-Sep-20 16:18:12

If it'sa transwomanthen that's the BBC telling us loud and clear that they don't give a shit about women.

MichelleofzeResistance Fri 04-Sep-20 16:19:26

Considering it's an open ambition to have someone born male in every single facility or situation that was intended to centre females?

Wouldn't be surprised at all. Won't that be a truly lovely achievement for someone born male as an inspiration to other people born male? And would WH then have to do much as certain women's officers have done in only be willing to talk about and represent issues that affect people born male, and reject anything female specific as not a woman's issue/exclusive/hate?

What impact will that have on the intended listeners who have just that one hour a week that notices them as a group and issues specific to them as a group?

According to popular attitude: well they're only female, so who cares? confused

Okbutnotgreat Fri 04-Sep-20 16:22:21

I selfishly hope it’s not Emma Barnett because I’d miss her on radio 5live! It’s bad enough that we have to have right on Nihal Arthanayake 5 days a week as it is without them moving people who actually are interesting to listen to.

HollowTalk Fri 04-Sep-20 16:23:16

I think things have been different there since that idiot said they were too scared to talk about trans issues when someone who didn't agree with them was in the same room. I really felt Jane's frustration then. And of course the attempt to no-platform Jenni must have played a huge part in both of their decisions to go.

When I heard about that white woman who said she was black, I was hoping for a WH piece on that and its obvious comparison to trans, but will have to keep hoping, I reckon.

I'll really miss Jane Garvey - more so than Jenni - I think she's done a great job.

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