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Just now, Car Boot said:

Today is International Women's Day 2020.

 

With 30% of all female prosecutions being for non-payment of the BBC TV licence fee, and women accounting for 72 per cent of all prosecutions for television licence evasion in 2017, it's time to hold the BBC to account for its highly gendered targeting of low income women.

 

End the gender profiling by BBC TV Licensing which results in three quarters of TV Licence prosecutions being made against women. 

 

Almost a third of all female prosecutions are for not paying the BBC TV poll tax. Shocking that in this day and age the BBC funding model is so dependent upon criminalising poor and vulnerable women.

 

 

So you can't prove that the majority of licence payers do so from fear. Is that a deliberate lie or a mistake?

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4 minutes ago, tinfoilhat said:

So you can't prove that the majority of licence payers do so from fear. Is that a deliberate lie or a mistake?

"No one is going to tempt people into paying: the only method is the fear of what will happen if you don't." 

Esther Rantzen, 2008.

 

I don't suppose that on International Women's Day 2020 you care to offer an opinion about why the highly gendered targeting of low income women by BBC TV Licencing results in three quarters of all licence fee prosecutions being made against women? 

 

Do you support the sexist BBC view that women are more pre-disposed to the crime of TV Licence fee evasion than men?

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37 minutes ago, Car Boot said:

"No one is going to tempt people into paying: the only method is the fear of what will happen if you don't." 

Esther Rantzen, 2008.

 

I don't suppose that on International Women's Day 2020 you care to offer an opinion about why the highly gendered targeting of low income women by BBC TV Licencing results in three quarters of all licence fee prosecutions being made against women? 

 

Do you support the sexist BBC view that women are more pre-disposed to the crime of TV Licence fee evasion than men?

I'm asking the questions sonny. Proof that the majority of licence fee payers do so out of fear of prosecution!

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13 hours ago, Car Boot said:

I don't suppose that on International Women's Day 2020 you care to offer an opinion about why the highly gendered targeting of low income women by BBC TV Licencing results in three quarters of all licence fee prosecutions being made against women? 

 

 

How many times do you need to be told this? Its not gender targeting.

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7 hours ago, alchresearch said:

How many times do you need to be told this? Its not gender targeting.

Is that because a very wealthy BBC man said so?

 

The evidence is that BBC TV Licensing is gender targeting very low income women which accounts for nearly a third of all female prosecutions. Women are prosecuted for TV Licence fee evasion more than any other criminal offence. Shocking fact in 2020. 

Edited by Car Boot

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Equality for Women - Decriminalise the unjust, discriminatory BBC TV Licence fee NOW.

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Posted (edited)
8 minutes ago, Car Boot said:

Equality for Women - Decriminalise the unjust, discriminatory BBC TV Licence fee NOW.

Equality for women....let them pay the same license fee for the same services.

No discrimination there.

Edited by RJRB

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57 minutes ago, Car Boot said:

Is that because a very wealthy BBC man said so?

 

The evidence is that BBC TV Licensing is gender targeting very low income women which accounts for nearly a third of all female prosecutions. Women are prosecuted for TV Licence fee evasion more than any other criminal offence. Shocking fact in 2020. 

sigh you still blabbering on with this crap?

 

you still need to look at why women and the poor might be more likely to get caught

 

hint - its nothing to do with targeting, maybe, just maybe they are more likely to be at home more and so watch more tv?

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16 hours ago, Car Boot said:

The evidence is that BBC TV Licensing is gender targeting very low income women which accounts for nearly a third of all female prosecutions. Women are prosecuted for TV Licence fee evasion more than any other criminal offence. Shocking fact in 2020. 

No, the evidence is that women are the ones at home when the TV licencing people come round.

 

If they came round at 8pm at night then it would most likely be the "man of the house" answering the door.

 

And you seem to be conveniently forgetting that there's a really simple way to avoid getting a prosecution - either buy a licence or don't use a TV. 

 

You can't cry if the police stop you for driving without insurance or a valid driving licence.  Same applies to the TV, whether you like it or not.

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I've considered not renewing my license, nobody in the house really watches any live TV, let alone the BBC channels.

Occasionally there is something good on the BBC iPlayer though,  so I continue (for now).

 

After watching a bunch of the MANY YouTube videos showing TVL home visits (to determine if you are receiving BBC transmissions or streams) there's one thing that concerns me, whenever police officers accompany a TVL agent they state that they are there to keep the peace,  in the event that things get heated. 

It doesn't sit right with me that the police would, upon request, escort a representative of a profitable company like this (and, occasionally,  act as enforcer for them).

 

I'm fairly sure that if I requested the police accompany me to collect £100 that the local headcase owes me, they wouldn't give me the time of day. 

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This link makes it very clear if you need a TV licence https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one?&&WT.mc_id=mec_Search_Brand&gclid=CjwKCAjwmKLzBRBeEiwACCVihm1F1LiBB1IETCOtSTfXi_CEysDwg0Rr77ivYrUedALVz01_2jyuOhoCnr0QAvD_BwE

and also to add if you have a business but no TV reception equipment you still need a licence https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ36

Basically its a mess, if you have one at home (I do) I then to have another for the office just in case I or any visitors turn up with a device capable of viewing any TV.

 

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1 hour ago, glitterballs said:

This link makes it very clear if you need a TV licence https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one?&&WT.mc_id=mec_Search_Brand&gclid=CjwKCAjwmKLzBRBeEiwACCVihm1F1LiBB1IETCOtSTfXi_CEysDwg0Rr77ivYrUedALVz01_2jyuOhoCnr0QAvD_BwE

and also to add if you have a business but no TV reception equipment you still need a licence https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ36

Basically its a mess, if you have one at home (I do) I then to have another for the office just in case I or any visitors turn up with a device capable of viewing any TV.

 

It's not about devices with the capability to view TV, it's the actual act of receiving the signal or streaming content (from the BBC).

As a business (just as at home) you only need a license if someone on the property is carrying out these acts. 

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