From the C of E we drift over to the Houses of Parliament in all their Victorian Gothic splendor. What’s going on there? An influential committee is taking advice on women from Steve Moxon. Victoria would be proud – she hated feminists.
Women are biologically unfit to rise to the top in business, according a self-described academic speaking before an influential parliamentary committee.
Steve Moxon, author of ‘The Woman Racket’, appeared at the business select committee on Wednesday as part of an inquiry into “women in the workplace”.
A self-described academic? What’s that? Self-description isn’t what determines who is an academic. It’s more external and objective than that.
Moxon, ranked one of the ten most powerful people in ‘men’s rights’ by website ‘theantifeminist’, was dropped as a UKIP candidate in local elections for expressing sympathy with Norwegian mass-killer Anders Breivik on his blog earlier this year, and has also described claims against Jimmy Savile as “hysteria”.
Just the right sort of person to tell an influential parliamentary committee what’s what when it comes to women in the workplace. Or to put it another way, huh? What were they listening to him for?
Giving evidence to the committee he said males were in a “dominant hierarchy” from toddlerhood.
“You can pretend that the sexes are all the same but if you go looking … females form what is generally dubbed a personal network,” he said.
“There’s no surprise that women have difficulty in the work place, not only do they have difficulty but they don’t want to be there in the first place!” he said.
He then claimed that the gender pay gap should be bigger, telling MPs “there must be referencing for it to be as small as it is.”
It’s an outrage.
In his written submission to the inquiry, Moxon suggests women may not even want “to climb the workplace hierarchy”, adding that the push toward gender equality risked producing discrimination “against men.”
Ah yes, I’ve been seeing people claim that lately – that feminism doesn’t want equality, it wants discrimination against men. I think that comes from men who think it’s discriminatory to expect men to do an equal share of housework.