Women are right. There SHOULD be more women in senior positions and in the boardroom. But they need to recognise the implications of a simple reality: individuals are promoted to senior positions, not groups. So why are many women seeking to progress collectively through gender equality initiatives rather than through their individual merits? Talented women who reach the boardroom typically find such initiatives patronising. Some widely-held assertions about the genders in the workplace: - women's progression into the upper levels of organisations has long been hampered by overt and covert discrimination against women exercised by the men (and sometimes the women) already holding senior positions - the 'glass ceiling' - men aren't more likely than women to have qualities which make them fit for senior positions. Women, conversely, are more likely than men to have such qualities, including higher emotional intelligence, consensual decision-making styles... - more women would seek advancement if they felt inspired by more role models (but who will be the role models' role models?) A former business executive with over 30 years' experience in major corporations and business consultancy critiques 30 assertions about men and women generally and in the workplace - including 'the glass ceiling' - and finds them all to be variously delusions, fantasies, lies or myths. He reveals the real reasons why more women don't reach senior positions. More gender equality will result when more hardworking talented women recognise that to progress they will have to do so individually, not collectively. How hard can that be? Harder than beating the drum for gender equality initiatives, certainly, but possibly more effective too? Corporations pursuing gender equality initiatives are engaging in a social engineering experiment which could prove ruinous both for them and for society at large. Militant feminists - a small but vocal band of angry women embracing a Marxist ideology, as the book explains - are behind campaigns for gender balance among senior executives. Why are corporations trying to placate a small band of angry Marxists? The book reviews the state of gender equality legislation in the United Kingdom where David Cameron, a Conservative prime minister and head of a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats, has enacted 90% of The Equality Bill (2010). The Bill was the crowning glory of the career of Harriet Harman, a militant feminist Labour politician.
Mike Buchanan (1957- ) is a British writer, publisher, and men's human rights advocate, formerly a business consultant before retiring in 2010. His political party 'Justice for men & boys (and the women who love them)' http://j4mb.org.uk was officially registered by the Electoral Commission in February 2013. The party plans to contest the top 30 Conservative marginal seats in the May 2015 general election. Mike will be contesting the Bedford & Kempston seat, won by a Conservative in 2010 with a majority of just 1,353 votes over his Labour rival.
The party will have among its objectives the end of discriminatory policies against men, and an end to other manifestations of gender feminism which attack many of the pillars of civilised societies including marriage, the family, education, the political system, the justice system, the media, business... and more. Gender feminism is a hate-driven female supremacy ideology which has assaulted the interests of women and children, as well as those of men, for 30+ years.
In 2008 he founded LPS publishing http://lpspublishing.co.uk, in 2012 Anti-Feminism League http://fightingfeminism.wordpress.com and Campaign for Merit in Business http://c4mb.wordpress.com. He worked for the Conservative party over 2006-8 but resigned his party membership in late 2009 in protest at Conservative party leader David Cameron's adoption of women-only prospective parliamentary candidate shortlists for some constituencies for the forthcoming general election. To enable this, Cameron employed legislation introduced in March 2008 by the militant feminist Labour MP Harriet Harman.
The legislation permitted political parties to use women-only prospective parliamentary candidate shortlists for the ensuing five general elections i.e. FOR 25 YEARS. The proposed legislation hadn't been mentioned in the Labour Party's 2005 general election manifesto, although the same manifesto DID include this gem: 'The new European Union Constitutional Treaty is a good treaty for Britain and the new Europe. We will put it to the British people in a referendum.' Ha.
Mike is working with Bedford-based celebrity Paul Carrington on the latter's autobiography. The book's provisional title is, 'Citizen Carrington: The Sage of Bedford, Paul Carrington aged 61 3/4'. Paul was the unintended star of the international bestseller, 'Two Men in a Car (a businessman, a chauffeur, and their holidays in France)' as well as featuring (as Thunderin' Paul Carrington) in 'Guitar Gods in Beds. (Bedfordshire: a heavenly county)'.
Mike has written nine books since 2008:
'Feminism: the ugly truth' was published in a Kindle edition on 13 February 2012 (ISBN 9780957168800). A critique of radical feminism, a movement of angry misandrous (man-hating) women which assaults men, women, children, marriage, the family, the legal system, academia, the media, democracy and business... and much more. It causes the early deaths of many men and women. Chapter titles include, 'Are you a misogynist if you only hate feminists?', 'How does feminism kill many men and women?', 'Are some feminists (e.g. Tracey Emin) a pain in the arts?', 'Why must we stop funding Women's Studies and Gender Studies courses?', and 'Are feminists delusional? Is the pope a Catholic? Do bears crap in woods?' The Kindle edition contains a sample chapter from 'Two Men in a Car' titled, 'Would you like to have sex with my wife?' along with that book's plate section (16 photographs).
'The Glass Ceiling Delusion: the REAL reasons more women don't reach senior positions' After more than 30 years working as an executive with major corporations and running his own business consultancy, Mike understood why more women don't make it to senior positions in general, and the boardroom in particular. He realised that the various assertions made by feminists on the subject were ill-informed and generally wrong - especially their conspiracy theories such as the 'glass ceiling' - so he decided to put the record straight with this book.
'David and Goliatha: David Cameron - heir to Harman?' This book considers the world of men and women in the workplace, and chronicles the enactment by a Conservative prime minister (David Cameron) of legislation that was the brainchild of militant feminist Labour MPs. The Equality Act 2010 substitutes the principle of 'equality of opportunity' by 'equality of outcome' in the public sector, for the first time in British Law. This title has been withdrawn from publication as almost all its content (and more besides) is contained within 'The Glass Ceiling Delusion'.
'The Joy of Self-Publishing' A comprehensive guide to self-publishing in the modern era, with an emphasis on the practical issues involved, including how to make the best of the Print-on-Demand ('POD') business model and ebook publication for major e-readers including Kindle, iPad, Nook etc. The book is available in paperback and Kindle editions. The latter contains a sample chapter from 'Two Men in a Car' titled, 'Would you like to have sex with my wife?' as well as the book's plate section (16 photographs).
'Buchanan's Dictionary of Quotations for right-minded people' and 'Buchanan's Dictionary of Quotations for right-minded Americans' Quotations delivering insight, inspiration and amusement to people whose political persuasions are right-of-centre. To quote the bestselling British writer Quentin Letts, 'Right is right, Left is wrong'.
'The Marriage Delusion: the fraud of the rings?' Also available in a paperback version with the imaginative title, 'The Fraud of the Rings'. A critique of marriage which argues that most adults in the developed world in the modern era are unsuited to the institution. The book also makes recommendations to reduce the number of unhappy marriages and thereby bring down the number of divorces. Now wouldn't that be a good thing?
'Two Men in a Car (A Businessman, a Chauffeur, and Their Holidays in France)' The tales of two holidays in France enjoyed by Mike Buchanan and his colourful socialist chauffeur Paul Carrington. The book contains 16 colour photographs taken during the holidays. The book is available in paperback and Kindle editions.
'Guitar Gods in Beds. (Bedfordshire: A Heavenly County)' The colourful life stories of eight amateur / semi-pro / professional guitarists living and performing in Mike Buchanan's adopted town, the throbbing metropolis of Bedford, England. One is Thunderin' Paul Carrington,the author's chauffeur in 'Two Men in a Car'. The book contains 16 colour photographs of the guitarists, half taken recently, half when they were much younger.
'Profitable Buying Strategies' (published by Kogan Page) A guide to improving organisational profitability through reducing the cost of bought-in goods and services. A perfect birthday or Xmas gift for all the family.