Erm, why?

The BBC has more than 400 transgender staff, a confidential internal survey has revealed.

The figure represents more than one in 50 of the workforce – about four times higher than the proportion in the population at large.

And it stunned the BBC executive behind the research, who described the total number of trans employees, at 417, as ‘very, very high’.

Tunde Ogungbesan, the BBC’s director of diversity, has now launched a major reform to make the Corporation more ‘trans-friendly’ following the findings.

The facts – OK. But the action, why?

Having a portion of something 4 times that in the general population would seem to indicate already being pretty friendly to that something, no?

35 comments on “Erm, why?

  1. “Mr Ogungbesan also revealed that 11 per cent of BBC employees were lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

    But he said he did not regard the BBC as diverse enough, claiming more lesbians were needed.”

  2. I put in a job application a year back. The mindnumbing series of questions about my racial origins and sexual preferences, culminating in a question about whether I was from Northern Ireland and whether I regarded myself as a unionist or nationalist made it clear that honest answers made even the chances of my consideration zero.

    Just abolish the license fee. Then the racists will have to fund themselves 🙂

  3. I wonder how many of those staff are transgenders or gay or bi simply because putting straight white male on your application form will guarantee you won’t get the job?

  4. No wonder the beeb are utterly ignorant of the concerns of ordinary people; no ordinary people work there.

  5. BBC/C4 24 Hours to Oblivion shutdown. Standard Eck’s terms. Licence fee history.

    Job done.

  6. Its only a matter of time before the freak nutters and perverts that are all huddled up under LGBT umbrella turn on themselves on who are the biggest victims in this cruel world and deserve even more special treatment.

    I reckon cross dressers still with cocks get ignored, positive discrimination at the BBC for them, lets face it butch lesbians have had their time at the front of the queue demanding the world owes them something for a long time now.

  7. The BBC aims to have four times as many LGBT staff as the population average. That is sex discrimination

  8. Oh yes, I love how all these diversity-aware, super-tolerant, 10zillion-sexualities liberals use “incel” as a term of mockery and derision.

  9. I’m not surprised really… Or rather, more shocked that a “director of diversity” has not caught up on the fact that in creative and performance occupations the LGBT peeps are vastly overrepresented, compared to the population average.
    Always have been.. Ith Thradithional!, so much that it’s got its own stigmas and memes since the 17th C.
    And last time I checked the BBC wasn’t just a tellie-pusher, but also a major production company, with a pretty hefty production backoffice rivalling quite a few theatre-only whales… So yeah..

    Mind.. I can see where he comes from with his “more lesbians” angle. The “creativity-gene” runs heavily in gays, and less pronounced in bisexuals. Transgenders are a mixed bag, really, but they tend to do well in “Creative” as well.

    Lesbians, however, aren’t generally all that. And if they are, they tend to be Poison. Which, of course, you’re not allowed to say, because of Patriarchy and Stuff.
    So he’s got his job cut out for him, given that HR is *full* of them, and he has to try to meet their imaginary goals of “equality”.

    After all… His bonuses depend on it..

  10. Transgenders are a mixed bag, really, but they tend to do well in “Creative” as well.

    Because they make it up as they go along?

  11. Tunde Ogungbesan, the BBC’s director of diversity,

    This is truly progress. From the lowly diversity “officer”, we now have a serious and proper “Director”.

    has now launched a major reform to make the Corporation more ‘trans-friendly’ following the findings.

    To those still voluntarily funding this wonder of the modern world, how warm and righteous one must feel?

  12. The whole thing is too funny. At first I thought the “more lesbians were needed” line was a joke, but no, it’s really in there.

    I think maybe some employees were having fun with the survey, because if your company really had a workforce that was 2% tranny, everyone would notice. Even the most radical SJW would walk into the office and think “Oh my god, this place is overrun with trannies!”

  13. Changing the Corp to fit its non-representative population? Isn’t that BadThink? Shouldn’t they be changing the Corporation’s hiring and employment policies so that their employee population is representative of the mainstream population?

  14. PF,

    He’s not a proper Director, he’s a “director of”, which is a meaningless title and is akin to the equally meaningless title of VP in the USA.

  15. BiND – One step at a time! how long before the first “Chief Diversity Officer” (alongside the CEO, CFO, etc)?

    Oh shit. It was supposed to a bloody joke – but then I went and googled.

    Ecks, you are way too late I’m afraid, this one’s surely done.

  16. “Shouldn’t they be changing the Corporation’s hiring and employment policies so that their employee population is representative of the mainstream population?”

    Liddle wrote about this recently:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-5894123/ROD-LIDDLE-Radios-moaning-women.html

    He lets his mask slip a bit when he reverts to saying that Today should “set the news agenda for the day”. Why shouldn’t it just report what’s going on, Rod?

    Meanwhile, more utter libtard McTwattery:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5906031/Girls-banned-wearing-skirts-40-schools-insist-gender-neutral-uniforms.html

    Yes, the people will just roll over for this.

    And now for something pretty vacant:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5906143/Emily-Ratajkowski-PICTURE-EXCLUSIVE-Model-flaunts-flawless-figure-polka-dot-one-piece.html

  17. ..more lesbians…

    Claire Balding, Jane Hill the newsreader, Sue Perkins, that really annoying Scotch “comedienne” who is on all the time now…

    That’s enough to be getting along with for now, surely ?

  18. The good Chief Diversity Officer will tell his people to “act white.”

    Though the best will say, “Act Asian.”

  19. PJF,

    Liddle does it again. Has he ever missed a nails head when it comes to the BBC and SJWs?

  20. “The figure represents more than one in 50 of the workforce – about four times higher than the proportion in the population at large.”

    So presumably BBC job adverts will announce their policy of favouring non-trannies until this blatant institutional discrimination is solved.

  21. “already being pretty friendly to that something” – Yes, exactly what I thought

    As for his “we need more lesbians” – why? BBC already has too many and they’re all leftie fat uglies.

    What’s he going to do? Bribe/force more to work for BBC?

    Diversity – where are their LGBTxyz deaf & dumb quadriplegic presenters?

  22. Well, to answer the question in the headline, I think the answer is in the article.

    We felt that we didn’t need one around LGBT because our figures were quite high in terms of our percentages – 11 per cent of BBC employees say that they are LGBT and, of that 11 per cent, 12 per cent are in leadership positions.

    Then some people said… they are mainly the Gs [gay] and the Bs [bisexual], so the lesbians and the transgender folk, the figures are not as high as you would want them to be, especially with the lesbians.

    So although the BBC has enough TGs, they’re apparently under-represented in “leadership positions”. The action is therefore presumably about career progression.

    But well done for finding a way to bring up the subject yet again!

  23. I’ve heard gay men complaining about the rise of the transgender agenda already, so the splits are there.
    Similarly we see BLM insisting gay men and women can’t march at Pride if they are police officers, apparently they aren’t allowed to be proud of their occupation.

  24. ’But well done for finding a way to bring up the subject yet again!’

    This blog comments on what’s in the news. This stuff is never OUT of the news lately!

  25. OT, but kind of on the gender issue: my father is in hospital at the moment, he’s not very well, but equally he’s not dying either, but has quite complex needs (type 1 diabetic, blind, completely immobile). My mother (a 50s trained St Thomas’s nurse) is beside herself that apart from the utter chaos that reigns, the staff are so indifferent to the fate/care of the patients. If some problem arises (in the very hot weather my fathers ward had one blind missing so it could not be protected from the sun streaming in, turning it to a sauna) the staff don’t seem to care a jot. And my point is – they’re ALL women. There’s hardly a man to be seen. The odd consultant, maybe the floor cleaner, the man sent (eventually after many complaints) to fit a new blind. Everyone else, from nursing auxiliaries, to nurses, to ward managers, to doctors, they’re all women. And a nastier set of axe faced harridans you’d be hard to find.

    Its odd – for years we’ve been told ‘If only women ran everything, it would be nirvana, all that empathy and working in teams together, we could achieve wonders!’ And here’s the NHS, a female dominated body, thats on the verge of collapse, and treats its patients like scum. Indeed sometimes worse than scum, kills them if they have the temerity to complain (Gosport etc).

    God save us from women in charge of anything.

  26. And my point is – they’re ALL women. There’s hardly a man to be seen.

    In Russia I noticed that many departments filled solely with women had one man, at the top, in charge. The women seemed to be as grateful for his presence as everyone else.

  27. “This blog comments on what’s in the news. This stuff is never OUT of the news lately!”

    If you go looking for it, sure. But I don’t see anything here on the heatwave, the football, Syria, the centenary of the first world war, 70 years of the NHS, the royal visit to Israel/Palestine, or a host of other topics. The selection is fairly random and unrepresentative – we have for example one about a vintage car/moped rally, which does not strike me as something the whole nation is talking about. But TGs are covered here virtually every couple of weeks. As a percentage of the total content, it’s noticeably disproportionate.

    I don’t mind. I quite enjoy arguing about it! I’m just making an observation.

  28. @ Tim Newman
    Russia is different.
    When I was working in Russia (OK, some years ago) my boss seemed surprised that I wanted to wear swimming trunks the first time we went to a swiming pool; a bit later we went to a sauna with a swimming pool attached and our female interpreter (somewhat younger and better-looking than us) seemed completely unworried about swimming naked in the same pool as us.
    Why is it different? I don’t know but I suspect that when they changed the laws to introduce legal equality there weren’t any feminists and they haven’t had any material to campaign about so there is lot of pre-1918 social attitudes remaining.

  29. Sorry to hear about your father, Jim.

    And I have to say, that’s been my experience of a lot of nursing staff who do ‘elderly care’ too. I really feel for those trapped in wards with no relatives to fight their corner and make the ‘angels’ get off their backsides and do the job they are paid to do.

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