August 1st, 2014

Gender Segregated Editorial Meeting at Guardian

The patriarchal norm of heteronormative gender oppression at King’s Place is being forced to check its male privilege. Girl power at the Guardian has inspired female staff to mark the departure of wimmin’s editor Jane Martinson with a wimmin-only editorial meeting next month:

As Jane Martinson is standing down as women’s editor it seems like a good moment to reflect on women at the Guardian, the future of how we cover women’s issues and what we do next.

With that in mind, we want to have a meeting open to all women in editorial to talk about the above. It will be on Friday 12th September, 11-12.30 in the morning conference room. 
Afterwards we’ll look to take discussions and recommendations to everyone in morning conference.
Do come along

Merope

Presumably, given the Friday lunchtime scheduling, all the blokes will be down the pub whilst this is going on. With Janine Gibson supposedly being lined up as Alan Rusbridger’s eventual replacement as editor, the ladies could be taking over…


92 Comments

  1. 1
    dai lunching says:

    just as at Faulkly Towers?

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  2. 2
    Balls says:

    So who?

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  3. 3

    Women of the Left in Leadership, I think they mean.

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  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    I’ll have a gin and slimline tonic. Ice and a slice.

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    • 38
      dai lunching provincially (and fully - on sea trout) says:

      i’ll have a largshe one to precede the sea trout mentioned above

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  5. 5
    BBC says:

    Rusbridger leaving? Always a job over here at BBC Towers, Al.

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  6. 7
    What kind of silly name is this says:

    Merope?

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  7. 8
    Not the leader of swindon council says:

    Who’s making the tea?

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  8. 9
    Riesler says:

    Equality isn’t for everyone.

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  9. 11
    anon says:

    I’m wondering how far a complaint to HR about blatent sexism would get?

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  10. 13
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Pint of beer for the Men and a glass of white wine for the Ladies.

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  11. 15
    Wonderin none red star says:

    Women want to be men and men want to be women, women are driving the sports cars, they are running and cycling, ok , next war, send let the men wave the women off to war, seems opening and closing of doors for women is finished, so if a ship goes sinks, the shout can only be children first, oh! yeh!.

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    • 46
      Telegraph Leader says:

      Our Guardian women fighting force could be a match for any fighting elite forces from Gaza and Tripoli to Bejing.

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  12. 16
    Explain that to Me says:

    Every group in society has its protectors.
    Women, blacks, hom0s, pakis, chinks and so on,
    The only group that can be lambasted without comeback is white heterosexual males.
    Restricted to wimmin only – isn’t there a law about that sort of thing? Like wimmin must be allowed into the MCC Men’s bar?

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    • 24
      Explain that to Me says:

      Every group in society has its protectors.
      W0men, b1acks, hom0s, pak1s, ch1nks and so on,
      The only group that can be lambasted without comeback is white heterosexual males.
      Restricted to wimmin only – isn’t there a law about that sort of thing? Like wimmin must be allowed into the MCC Men’s bar?

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      • 27
        Diane Fatbott says:

        WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCIIISSSTTTT !!! MISOGYNIST !!!

        There. That should shut them up.

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      • 49
        Does it include me? says:

        Doctors Letter

        To who it may concern

        Was Paul, was male, changing into a women, to be known as Paulette.

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    • 81

      ….. white heterosexual SINGLE males more correctly …. the kitchen sink gets
      thrown at them !!

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  13. 18
    Harridan Harmanhater says:

    Sex discrimination is a criminal offence but gender quotas and all-women short-lists are fantastic.

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    • 69
      Dangerous Brian says:

      Harriet was right to promote positive discrimination and right to apologise for all women short lists.

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  14. 22
    TimoUK says:

    Don’t these jack offs have their own “Feminist” section on the website?

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/feminism

    I don’t see a MGTOW section!

    Enough said really.

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  15. 23
    john in cheshire says:

    Since this lot won’t be breeding they’ll eventually die out and normal service will be restored to our country.

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  16. 28
    • 82

      Certainly full respect Radicalized to the man for being outraged and offended for being turned away etc . coz he was single and non muz. no argument
      there blud.

      But let s be rational ….

      “Mr Jennings, a viewing consultant at a photography studio, from Sutton Coldfield,” !!!

      So in his free time he goes to “Vue” . !!??

      What was it a Projectionists Holiday… ?

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  17. 29
    Hitler had the right idea says:

    Im sure that the males of the guardian will be glad to escape from these hectoring harpies foe even an hour
    A chance to look at porn, joke about colleagues tits and enjoy a few drinks
    before going to stringfellows and having large firm breasst shoved into their faces before reaching earth shattering climaxes

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    • 32
      Jack Russell says:

      The males of the Guardian are probably all bumsexers.

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    • 83

      We don t do porn or Stringfellows at the Guardian .

      As the name indicates the Organ is an arbiter of good taste and high standards .

      Anyway Alan does nt know what porn or Stringfellows are — no one has had the temerity to tell him yet .

      On the basis it would shatter his all enveloping Peter Pan persona and he would never be the same again.

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  18. 30
    Birmingham Education Department. says:

    Well it’s a start.

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  19. 34

    Was there not a lot of stories floating around yesterday about gender segregation becoming a problem in UK universities ?

    Would it be sexist to describe this G’uardian session one or more of:

    i) A witches coven
    ii) A knitting circle
    iii) A T’upperware party
    iv) Some sort of C’ommunist plot

    Just askin’ :-)

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  20. 36
    Frack off Cameroon says:

    Liked by 1 person

  21. 40
    randy bugger cures says:

    Is the issue the need for women only groups or the need for men to keep looking at their boobs for another thirty years after passing fourty?

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    • 51
      Sigmund Freud-Chicken says:

      The reason that some areas and activities are restricted to women, as once were Ladies only waiting rooms or Ladies only carriages on trains, or the Women’s Institute, the WVS and so on, is that women tend to fart a lot, but have attempted to keep this fact secret from men for the last 8000 years. I know of no man who ever experienced a woman farting until after he had married her, or of any senior female executive, manager or politician who has farted in his presence, however nature indicates that they must, so they just exclude men to maintain the fiction. They also like to discuss men’s knobs.

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    • 61
      Cinna says:

      Fourty? Turn your spell checker on.

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  22. 41
    Will says:

    If rushbridger leaves the guardian I bet his daughter will be sacked shortly after as she is a waste of space.

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  23. 43

    Just so they can bitch and moan about the men

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  24. 50
    Will says:

    The guardian also thinks that we should all ride bikes and cars should be banned and lorries as well. Well we don’t all live in london and try getting 2 children to school on buses in the morning as well as your shopping as waitrose don’t even have a store within 20 miles and as for buses what are those. I think the guardian employees the only time many went outside of london was to go to oxford uni.

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  25. 52
    Tachybaptus says:

    Mark 5:25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
    26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
    27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

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  26. 53
    Hear All See All says:

    “in the morning conference room”
    Does the guardian have different conference room for other times of day?

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    • 86

      Yes they have a PMT Conference Room as well which is in fact a Panic Room where each lady regardless of age is entitled to lock herself into for thirty days a month preparing for the one day in each month when she can officially take a “Curse ” day iff.

      Said to make the year pass quickly and effortlessly.

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  27. 54
    Maths says:

    11 – 12:30 in the morning? That’s thirteen and a half hours!

    BTW Merope is one of the Pleiades.

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  28. 57
    Hear All See All says:

    Not only does EU not accept referendum results not in accord with their wishes, Juncker now intends not to accept member States choice for EU Commissioner if it doesn’t suit his agenda !
    “Portugal has picked Carlos Moedas, Secretary of State to the Prime Minister, as its next EU Commissioner – despite Jean-Claude Juncker reportedly pushing for Finance Minister Maria Luís Albuquerque to be nominated instead. Natasha Bertaud, Juncker’s spokeswoman, told the press yesterday, “Mr Juncker has made clear on numerous occasions a commission with only two or three women will not be credible. He will not accept this. If no solution can be found, it may be that more time is needed to form the Commission.”

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  29. 58
    Cinna says:

    Who is running the abuse enquiry now Bugler Sloshed has quit? Seems to have gone very quiet on that from.

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  30. 59
    Anonymous says:

    Guardian Fat lesbians

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  31. 63

    We’ll if all the females are getting together, I’d drop off some cleaning materials and some recipes.

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  32. 65
    Philosophical Reflections for the Betterment of Guardian Women says:

    Drop your knickers.

    Do some ironing.

    Wait to see if a man chooses to fuck you.

    That’s about it.

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    • 88

      What –in that order?

      Ironing without knickers could lead to very serious self injury resulting in their not being able to take up the third option even if proffered !

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  33. 66
    IslandiaGirl says:

    A Tena convention…

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  34. 70

    Will there be an agenda item to establish which items of ladies lingerie are suitable for acceptance as gifts in the workplace ?

    I was thinking particularly of ” pink slips” as we re at The Grauniad.

    Or as you limeys call them P 45s.

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  36. 72

    why no photo ???

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  37. 89
    David B says:

    Sexism

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