My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

More political correctness

You might have been following the controversy over the comments by Neil French, a director of WPP Group. Barbara Kay has some interesting comments.
After certain publicized remarks he made about women colleagues at a Toronto trade event a few weeks ago, legendary adman Neil French was forced to resign as worldwide creative director for WPP Group PLC, in which lofty role he oversaw industry giants such as Young and Rubicam.

What was so offensive that nothing short of resignation could save his company's face? Did he say women were dumber than men? That they're less ethical? That they smell bad? No. The gist of his remarks was that few women reach the summit of the advertising profession because family obligations sap their competitive drive.

Clearly terrified of a feminist backlash, French's boss explained the man's instant pariah status as a result of views "not consistent with WPP's philosophy." But French remained unapologetic: "You can't be a great creative director and have a baby and keep spending time off every time your kids are ill ... Everyone who doesn't commit themselves fully to the job is crap at it."

Was French's tone crude and insensitive? Yes. Were his comments a firing offense on their merits? No -- except to feminists. And feminists rule.
Yes, watch your words - the Feminists can't deal with argument.


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