"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
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...