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.

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Friday, 3 December 2010

Double whammy

As if we needed more fuel, today's front page (and page two follow-up) in the Daily Mail-owned Bristol Evening Post (edited by three men in their late middle-age, or indeed in the Middle Ages) perfectly illustrates how not only they but ALSO Bristol City Council fails to grasp the issues of violence against women.

Evening Post bashes feminists... AGAIN!

A double whammy - local media and the local council in one swoop.

Misogyny is alive and well in Bristol. Unfortunately.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Missed opportunity with the new SEV policy

The Labour Government's new sex entertainment venue policy was a good opportunity for Bristol City Council to show that it cared about women - those who work in SEVs and those who are affected by the proliferation of SEVs.

Harmless fun? What do you think?  A former lapdancer says that men who think it is harmless are wrong:
It could have adopted a 'nil cap' which effectively means that no SEV licences will be granted in specified areas. The working party set up to write the SEV policy, headed by the chair of the licensing committee, could have chosen to adopt a nil cap across all wards in Bristol.

And did they do this?

Pick from the following option:

- No

Instead, the draft policy states that applications will be considered on a 'case by case' basis.

However, they have been considerate as the brand and reputation of an application will be considered important when deciding whether to grant a licence. Because, as every fule kno, selling women in a Stringfellow's is much more preferable to selling women in some tinpot little lap-dancing club!

Bristol City Council! Misogyny Watch has been kept busy with the councillors involved - lots of misogyny to spot with this topic.

Media misrepresents EVAW cock up

As usual, the Bristol Evening Post chose not to report the actual facts about the balls up at the Council House last Thursday for EVAW, instead favouring some wishy-washy PR-speak (well, it wasn't like they sent a journalist down to accompany the photographer, so what can you expect?).

Read it here to see a photo of Cllrs Poultney and Janke vowing to do everything they can to stop violence against women....

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

'Stuff The Bird'

The security guards/male receptionists at the office block where I work often pass their time by playing computer games on their laptop - instead of doing their job. That aside, today, while waiting for the lift, I glanced at his screen and saw him playing a game called 'Stuff The Bird'. Needless to say, it had nothing to do with cookery. He turned it off as soon as he saw me look at it, but FFS!!!