I'll be on STV #scotlandtonight later talking about Brian Beacom's sexist comments about "non-male" replacements for Chris Evans on the breakfast show.
My thoughts: So why SHOULDNT the bbc bridge the gender gap by adding more female presenters? I think it’s great what they’re doing and more industries should lead the way. I don’t doubt Chris Evans has talent but move over and open the gates for some fresh female talent and let’s balance the books. I agree best person for the job but historically, you’re looking at a ratio of lots of men to very few women so it’s not an equal playing ground So why NOT make it fairer? If this was our kids in school being chosen for a school play and all the boys got the parts, we’d be asking questions. We lead young women in to a false sense of security at a young age and only when competing for jobs against many males will it then sink in that were stereotypes, expected to raise children, clean the house, look amazing and maybe have a wee job on the side answering the phone at a doctors surgery. Make it easier for women to work with children, offer accessible and reasonable childcare, have less greed at the top, fairer wages for all, a fairer split of male/female CEO’s head of staff etc and let’s work together instead of tearing each other down. I think Brian has a very dated view of modern life and is clearly out of touch with how society is and should be changing. Hey, if things didn’t change or be challenged then we’d all still be living in a cave! So let’s support equality because one day it could be your daughter, sister or wife having to explain why she should be hired. Oh, and having a vagina shouldn’t come in to it what so ever. Peace ✌🏽
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