Friday, 12 March 2010

The Young Britons' Foundation....For Men Only?

Good grief, I would urge all of you to have a look at this charming little site, the Young Britons Foundation championed by Eric Pickles and many other Conservatives. The Guardian covered their activities and some of their activists on 6th March here http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/mar/06/tory-madrasa-young-britons-foundation

Surprisingly, they failed to pick up on one thing, the organisation seems to be exclusively male...I've looked at the site, every single Board member, every single member of staff listed on the site, every single speaker, every single parliamentarian...all blokes!

Don't believe me then have a look for yourself here
http://www.ybf.org.uk/

Of course, many of us will have views on the YBF, but here is one we can all agree on, this is a boys club.....Cameron has obviously got some way to go on all women shortlists.

One last aside, a tweet on the site implores its members to "Know your enemy" to read material and blogs etc. that you don't necessarily agree with, so that you know what your enemy is up to

As the YBF themselves put it;

"It is imperative to be as well read as possible – not just so that you know what your opponents are up to but also to get you sufficiently angry and motivated that you remember why it is you do what you do."

So to all the women out there - I hope you are motivated, I hope you are sufficiently angry and I do hope you remember why it is you do what you do.......

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