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12 January 2007

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Laverne slams ‘sexist’ radio industry

Xfm DJ Lauren Laverne has criticised sexist attitudes in the radio industry and called on station bosses to employ more women DJs.

The breakfast host, whose TV credits include CD:UK, Channel 4 music show Transmission and BBC2’s The Culture Show, said sexism was worse in radio than it is in television.

You can always rely on the Guardian to make one of the regular and completely irrelevent “everything is sexist and men are bastards” themed ravings of random females front page news.

“I worked for a guy for three years and he only ever called me darling.”

Oh no! The horror…the horror. All those soldiers getting shot at and blown up in Iraq or Afghanistan don’t know they’re born! All they have to deal with are roadside bombs and snipers, whilst this poor woman, in contrast, has to cope with being called “darling.” Noooo!

Seriously though, why do women whinge so much about this sort of shit? There’s a couple of women at work in their fifties who tend to refer to me as “chuck” and “dear” in an affectionate-auntie kind of way, and it doesn’t bother me in the slightest. Evidently strong and empowered women, however, can’t handle such, ahem, “abuse”.

“It needs more of us [women].”

Why?

I say again, fucking WHY? All we ever hear is that some industry or other needs more women, but only because women fucking say so, never with any reason as to how it might actually benefit that industry in question.

“Get Chris Moyles a womb. And if we can’t have more women then we need more sex changes, an obligatory sex swap. Transgender FM?”

So just because someone called her darling and because there are few other women DJs, she’s on about enforced castration and sex changes. Charming.

No wonder women are so rare on the radio if this cunt is anything to go by. It hurts my eyes just reading her demented drivel, imagine having to listen to her blithering on the radio.

I don’t listen to the radio now but I used to when I drove a lot, and the main female DJs were Sara Cox and Zoe Ball, two slut-bag self-professed “ladettes” who were obnoxious to listen to.

Furthermore:

Laverne’s breakfast show has lost listeners in the last 12 months – down to 283,000 in the third quarter of last year from 349,000 in the same period in 2005…

I rest my case; she’s just a crap DJ. The listeners have spoken or, at least, aren’t listening.

She’ll no doubt try and blame men for this too, that the sexist bosses aren’t promoting her properly or something.

NME editor Conor McNicholas described her show as the hit of 2006 and “nothing short of magnificent”.

The NME, incidentally, is a wildly left-wing music rag mostly read by students, hippies and wankers. So its editor’s opinion is of no consequence.

posted by Duncan Idaho @ 6:02 PM
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At 6:36 PM, Anonymous said…

“Get Chris Moyles a womb. And if we can’t have more women then we need more sex changes, an obligatory sex swap. Transgender FM?”

Why do men need to become female and not women male?

BECAUSE A WOMAN SAYS SO!!!!!!!!!!
NUFF SAID!

How dare you criticize a woman?
Even if she wants to castrate you – Duncan?
How dare you?!?

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At 6:57 PM, Anonymous said…

There are almost no women on talk radio that I can stand. Something about the medium that strips away all the show and pretense (that women excel at so well in the visual and interpersonal arts) and lays bare their logic for all to see (or rather hear).

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At 8:47 PM, Captain Zarmband said…

Female DJs. Have you ever heard any of them? Like all females they are totally self-obsessed and have nothing whatever of any interest to say. They just blather on about themselves, their latest boyfriend or more usually their cat. Listening to females on the radio is roughly equivalent to watching paint dry.

It appears that the rest of the country shares this view which is why this latest bint’s audience is shrinking so rapidly. I suppose they are all sexist too.

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At 10:16 PM, Male Rights Network said…

“Get Chris Moyles a womb. And if we can’t have more women then we need more sex changes, an obligatory sex swap. Transgender FM?”

Did this really get published in The Guardian? It’s unbelievable how anti-male the mainstream media is. Today, we read the daily newspaper not to inform ourselves on the world, but to get insulted. Unbelievable.

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At 11:03 PM, Peter said…

Has anyone here in the states ever heard Tom Leykis?

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At 12:10 AM, Guy1138 said…

Blow me up, Tom!

Yeah, there’s a reason there aren’t many women in radio (well, they’re in the HR departments, sure, but not on the air). It is a low-paying gig until you hit it big, it takes YEARS to make it to the top, it has shitty shifts and lots of moving to advance, and it’s not glamorous like acting. Women (in numbers) just won’t make the sacrifices required to succeed in radio, it’s too HARD!

Anecdotally, I have a friend in radio. One guy I knew in my high school class would get up early and read the farm report at the local station. I set my alarm to his station, so he had been at work for awhile when I was just waking (and I got up early to workout)! He also did the late night and weekend shifts, just to get the air time!

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At 12:42 AM, VoodooJock said…

Yeah, the media needs more women. You know, MSNBC, the business cable channel, has shows with no male anchors or reporters. How about more men in those positions? Where’s the equality there?

She ought to be hauling plates of grits in a truckstop diner. Maybe then she’ll appreciate just how fortunate she is that the worst thing she has to put up with is being called ‘Darling’.

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At 2:58 AM, Schpengle Carrot-Tripe said…

mmmm, have I mentioned BBC Radio 4 enough times?

Its great!

I listen to it a lot, and the articles are excellent and its informative in the extreme, and, most members of parliament listen to it.

It also has presenters (not DJs) of both sexes, all extremely professional. You notice how much so, when the World Service takes over at around 2am. yes, I dont sleep much.

oh yes and while I remember…..


The NME, incidentally, is a wildly left-wing music rag mostly read by students, hippies and wankers”

hey hey hey!

I ve been called a hippie on more than one occasion and I’m in Uni……er, as for the other?
Well, I am a bachelor, eternally..
*coughs*

😀
so less of that please 🙂 hee hee hee . ah well, at least He didnt call me darling.

oh and btw, things started to hot up over on The Womens Minister message board, especially after I finally addressed the eternal points of abortion and pregnancy, since they couldnt discuss the issue without referencing either…….they have then just packed up.
no debate, no replies, just abuse, shaming, then gave up. no application of logic whatsoever.
I think my latest posting there could be a book.. I really need to reduce my posting lengths really dont I or……..er
ummm
bye then
🙂

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At 4:15 AM, Pete Patriarch said…

I’ve heard OF Leykis and his tenets, but never actually listened to his show.

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At 7:44 AM, Days of Broken Arrows said…

I don’t know if anyone has noticed this, but one of the reasons popular music has gone from Brilliant Artists Saying Something (Beatles, Pink Floyd) to Dumbass Dance Shit (Spice Girls, Shania Twain) is the crappy influence of women. It wasn’t enough to destroy families and the workplace; they had to ruin popular music too.

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At 11:16 AM, Anonymous said…

It wasn’t enough to destroy families and the workplace; they had to ruin popular music too.

This is stupid. Jojo, Alizee, Destinys child are really good singers.

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At 11:52 AM, Paul Parmenter said…

She’s a radio DJ.

Now, would that be the same “radio” that was invented by men? I have been reviewing the history and development of the radio. It’s a fascinating story of continuous improvements and refinements, with many contributors over the last 100 years and more.

But so far, despite reading this history in some detail, I have yet to come across the name of any female who has contributed in any significant, or even minor, way to this history or development – other than by being people whose voices get transmitted. I invite readers to swot up on this history too, if you don’t believe me. But those of you who know anything about the history of the world and the great inventions that have transformed and shaped it, will not need to bother because you will already know that all the genius that creates such amazing fruits emanate exclusively from one gender pool. And it is not the female one.

So DJ Laverne can thank her lucky stars that MEN have created, built and developed the medium in which she makes a good living. And she can also thank her lucky stars that MEN have been generous enough to share their inventive genius with ungrateful females like her who have contributed precisely nothing to the field except sexist whingeing.

Or maybe she would like to sweat blood inventing some world-changing technological miracle, make it available to men and then listen to us having a good moan about how it is unfair to the male sex, and that women should be given hysterectomies and penis transplants to make them more masculine?

When women invent the game, they can set the rules. Until then, they should be grateful that they even get the chance to play.

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At 2:03 PM, Masculist Man said…

I remember what Rich Zubaty had to say in Surviving The Feminization Of America about women on the radio,”if you can’t see them do you want to hear them?” I would say “no”.

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At 9:36 PM, Anonymous said…

I don’t know if anyone has noticed this, but one of the reasons popular music has gone from Brilliant Artists Saying Something (Beatles, Pink Floyd) to Dumbass Dance Shit (Spice Girls, Shania Twain) is the crappy influence of women. It wasn’t enough to destroy families and the workplace; they had to ruin popular music too.

You are absolutely correct; of course I noticed it. The age of music being made by dedicated artists with a unique philosophy and political viewpoint is gone. Pop music is just another thing lost to feminism; it is estrogen-soaked. (Of course, the fewer political or radical opinions that cut through in music, the more Governement and business like it. That’s another reason why music today is so estrogen-soaked).

The lyrics as well as the videos do almost nothing else except flaunt female sexuality and promote female chauvinism. It’s a feminist instrument, there is no doubt. Whether this is a came about deliberately I don’t know, but pop music is (forever) lost.

And she can also thank her lucky stars that MEN have been generous enough to share their inventive genius with ungrateful females like her who have contributed precisely nothing to the field except sexist whingeing.

The same applies to almost everything else the feminists are using to undermine us today; our social systems, our commerce systems, our technology. In this sense, we are victims of our own success. They are of course totally ungrateful of the fact that the entire modern, industrialized, computerized system which they are turning against us, was in fact developed by us.

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At 1:50 AM, Anonymous said…

Bah, chicks like this are why I often hate women these days. A word to the wise “darling”, life sucks, buy a helmet.

I’ve been called “dear” and “sweetie” and its usually a term of endearment or appreciation/friendship/familiarity or whatever. Then again, I’ve had women “in charge” as it were use those terms in the same way she describes “darling”. Can I bitch about that? Hell no, then I’d be a “wuss”. There are many things in life sugartits where you have to eat crow because it is in your best interest to do so. It sucks, its not always fair but you deal with it.

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At 9:26 AM, other said…

anonymous 9:36 said… “You are absolutely correct; of course I noticed it. The age of music being made by dedicated artists with a unique philosophy and political viewpoint is gone.”

It hasn’t disappeared altogether, just gone independent and underground.

If your interested in masculine music with a hard political edge then give those whacky Slovenian funsters Laibach a try.

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