Bristol Misogyny Watch

Bristol Misogyny Watch - it's a bit like Autumnwatch but for misogynist behaviour in the media and at the Council in the Bristol area; anyone or any organisation who should know better in fact.

Yes, it's 2010. Yes, we all hoped that those dinosaur attitudes would have been long gone by now but it seems that they are alive and kicking in Bristol still.

This blog will record incidents of misogyny or sexism or discrimination in the media and at the Council. It's not slander. It's just how it is. Unfortunately.

Please let us know if you spot any misogynist behaviour that you'd like recorded on the blog.

Dinosaur Parade

Dinosaur Parade

Monday, 29 November 2010

Voting for a lapdancing club

Some would say that voting in favour of an application for a lap dancing club is misogynist.  We all know how harmful lap dancing clubs are, right?

So surely anyone who is reasonably intelligent and who has the benefit of sitting on the North Bristol Domestic Abuse Forum would not want to vote in favour of a flawed planning application for a lap dancing club?  Surely?!

Yet, this councillor was spotted in December 2009 at a licensing sub-committee meeting voting in favour of this application.  The vote was 5-2 against.  Apparently this was not because of misogyny, but because the councillor believed that the application would win any appeal against the council.

It didn't.

The Planning Inspectorate upheld the council's decision in August 2010.  Funny that.


  1. And who was this offending councillor???

  2. PS - the word verification for my comment was 'Galis'. How apt!