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Pledge “noallmalepanels”

"I will refuse to participate in all-male political discussion panels except where the subject matter justifies it, and make that clear to organisers up-front when asked but only if 20 other Scottish political pundits will do the same."

— Duncan Hothersall, Labour blogger

Deadline to sign up by: 1st January 2015
7 people signed up, 13 more were needed

Country: United Kingdom

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In addition to the pledge above, signatories also agree to the following:

1. If circumstances beyond my control mean I end up on an all-male panel, I will call attention to that fact during the discussion, and make reference to this pledge. If unable to call attention during the panel, I will comment publicly on it as soon as possible afterwards.

2. A political discussion panel is defined as two or more people plus an interviewer/chair discussing politics or current affairs at a public meeting or on a broadcast network.

3. The all-male test applies to those participants there to express opinions, not to an interviewer/chair who is not contributing opinion.

This pledge supersedes the pledge at http://www.pledgebank.com/endallmalepanels and the background to the change is set out in http://dhothersall.blogspot.co.uk/2014/1...

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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Duncan Hothersall, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Anas Hassan
  • Peter Matthews
  • James Mackenzie
  • Paul Cairney
  • Kieran Wild
  • Chris Creegan
  • Malcolm Harvey

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