The end of meritocracy

A few days ago, Mike Buchanan posted a piece about the death of comedy shows.

Very successful British comedy shows are no longer free to decide who can participate. It doesn’t matter if the comedians who made those shows successful were amazing at what they do and had reached that position through years of hard work. Some pigs are less equal than others.

A short article published in 2014 on The Telegraph states it clearly:

“The BBC is to ban all-male comedy panel shows and insist that at least one woman is included in every line-up, the corporation’s head of television has announced.

Danny Cohen said broadcasting a programme without a woman on the panel was “not acceptable” any longer.”

Notice the word “ban”. All-male comedy shows are banned. The end of democracy. It painfully reminds me of antisemitic legislation in Nazi Germany:

October 4, 1933: Law on Editors bans Jews from editorial posts. 

October 15 , 1933: Reich Ministry of Education bans Jewish teachers from public schools.

December 21, 1933: Law on Midwives bans all Jews from the occupation.

The end of meritocracy: it doesn’t matter who’s the best at making people laugh. It doesn’t matter how hard you worked to get to the top. You’re not a woman, so you don’t matter. And if you are a female comedian, don’t worry about being funny, improving yourself, earning your fans’ respect and appreciation, you already have what it takes to reach the top. As usual, it’s only sexist when men do it.

“Female comedians have complained of the ‘macho’ culture on such programmes.”

““testosterone-fuelled arguments between the boys” made it difficult for women to get a word in edgeways”

Another word to notice: complained. That’s what it takes for women to get what they want. Behave as a spoiled child, play the victim card, whine. Not working hard, making sacrifices and doing things themselves. And it clearly works because men do give them what they want.

“Danny Cohen said broadcasting a programme without a woman on the panel was “not acceptable” any longer.”

Basically what female comedians were saying was: it’s too hard, we’re not good enough, we can’t compete. Let’s drag the show down and make it as unfunny as we are. That way, it becomes easy for us to do our job!

Imagine having this woman on a comedy show. Comments are obviously disabled for this video. We all know how much feminists love freedom of speech.


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