Then we got to my house and quietly snuck the chicken up to my front door, rang the doorbell, and hid around the corner. Victor was surprisingly pissed that I’d “wasted money” on an enormous chicken, because apparently he couldn’t appreciate the hysterical value of a 5 foot chicken ringing the doorbell. 15 YEARS IS BIG METAL CHICKENS.” Then he yelled that he wanted it gone, but I couldn’t move it myself, so instead I said okay and went to watch tv. It was awesome, and Laura and I agreed that even if we got tetanus, this chicken had already paid for himself even before we got it in her truck.The Corporation has more women over the age of 40 than any of other Britain's big TV stations, but they are more likely to languish in relatively junior roles.Just 39 percent of the BBC's senior managers are female, putting the Corporation behind ITV – where 42 per cent of senior staff are women - and Viacom, where almost half of the top jobs go to women.In a pointed remark – seen as an attack on Lord Hall - she added that broadcasters will only fix the problem if there is 'leadership right from the top'.She also pointed out the stark contrast between the BBC's efforts to tackle diversity and those at Channel 4, which did far better than the other broadcasters when it came to numbers of women and recruiting people with disabilities.Only Sky did worse in Ofcom's survey of Britain's five biggest TV broadcasters.It was a similar story when it came to putting women in senior jobs at the BBC.
The BBC may style itself as a beacon of political correctness.But when it comes to gender balance and diversity, it is lagging far behind other broadcasters.