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TV broadcaster says she was rejected from the BBC for being a woman

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Sandi Toksvig, a writer and broadcaster, told the latest issue of the British magazine Radio Times that, 25 years ago, she was turned down from a high-profile gig as the host of a top BBC news show because she was a woman.  “I was told by the producers that they preferred my version” to that of her male competitor, Toksvig said,  “but the channel decided they couldn’t have a woman in charge.” The BBC might not explicitly reject people on the grounds of gender anymore, but they still haven’t come close to achieving gender parity among their top people.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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