John Humphrys’ attitude to equal pay highlights the BBC’s impartiality problemOur culture is finally changing with respect to subjects such as sexual abuse and the pay gap, yet these topics are still debated vigorously by the veteran broadcaster and his colleaguesContact authorMon 15 Jan 2018 10.00 ESTLast modified on Mon 15 Jan 2018 10.03 EST‘Other BBC women are not allowed to talk about this’ ... Carrie Gracie, who resigned as BBC China editor over the corporation’s pay gap.
One of my birthday presents is a pair of rubber stamps, one with a thumbs up ("Like") and one with a thumbs down ("Dislike"). So I can now rubber-stamp the world to rights. I wish Facebook and Twitter had Dislike buttons but they don't. Disliking someone's dog would, I suppose, ruin a perfectly good virtual friendship. While we are told that social media makes the world incredibly complicated, much online discussion is very simplistic.
Here come the girls! OK, sorry, it's just me, unfortunately – a woman with a byline, who often complains about the male domination of public life. Walking the walk; well, hobbling along. Let's not be hypocritical. I have a fair-sized column, after all, which is more than most men. But still, when I sit watching Have I Got News for You, I hate to hear my youngest pipe up: "Look, Mum, they have got a woman leader this week!"
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