Jordan Peterson: “There was plenty of motivation to take me out. It just didn't work" | British GQ


As part of our 30th-anniversary dissection of masculinity, Helen Lewis interviews controversial Canadian academic and bestselling author Jordan Peterson about the patriarchy, the alt-right, gay parenting, fascist ideologies, his all-beef diet and much more...
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Jordan Peterson: “There was plenty of motivation to take me out. It just didn't work"


  • Man Zainus
    Man ZainusMinutë më parë

    What a miserable woman

  • Mark Douglas
    Mark Douglas7 minuta më parë

    "Roving bands of tyrannical plumbers......." JP, you are a legend.....

  • tom dalton
    tom dalton9 minuta më parë

    About 1:33 he stated we are not there yet but close. We are there now

  • L_Murphs87
    L_Murphs87Orë më parë

    Can’t wait to not buy her book

  • Brett Belding
    Brett BeldingOrë më parë

    The Republican Party playing identity politics... Yeah okay lady. Please try to Gaslight me more

    BLUES POWER2 orë më parë

    He's our dad.

  • David T
    David T2 orë më parë

    At 1:09:30. Did she just say he was wrong in his prediction and then proceed to explain her position as he just said?

  • Ronny Jones
    Ronny Jones2 orë më parë

    Did they record the audio with a potato?

  • Bruv It’sme
    Bruv It’sme2 orë më parë

    She actually agrees with him on some points but her pride stops her from continuing that point and changing the subject

  • Sailing a Hobie
    Sailing a Hobie2 orë më parë

    She always feels entitled

  • Paige Turnner
    Paige Turnner2 orë më parë

    Of course _her_ microphone is louder than his. Gives her the appearance of the upper hand against arguments that she can't refute. The left's propaganda is so transparent.

  • douglas smith
    douglas smith2 orë më parë

    What was her point in this?

  • Ed ODT
    Ed ODT2 orë më parë

    The primary force in the emancipation of women was men. The pill, dishwasher, etc. are very, VERY distant second places at best. Even though all those things were created by men. So, on behalf of our great-great grandfathers: you're welcome.

  • Focused Studying

    Focused Studying

    12 minuta më parë

    @Ed ODT I interpreted your first comment wrongly. I assumed you meant by it that wo**en are incapable of intellectual thought or innovation. I apologise for that. Though we can argue about wether women are in a disadvantage today, I think the past is very clear. I'll give a clear example with Emmy again (though they are many others as well) The reason why you don't know her name, despite the impact of her work, is very simple. Einstein's theorems were always called Einstein's theorems and Newton's theorems were called Newton's theorems. Hers were called "symmetries of the universe" for example. And it is done very deliberately. The names had been changed only very recently to Noethers theorems. In fact, as a female physics student, I still have books on my shelf that teach her theory but hardly mention her name. And even I didn't really know her name until I connected the dots. Another interesting story is that she was not allowed to be professor. So at some point a very noble professor hired her as an assistant and didn't show up to his lectures, to give her a chance to teach. All of this is just to say that, while we can argue about today, there is no point in denying the very strict gender roles of the past. Now I am not saying those roles were the fault of men, I'm only saying they were in fact there and very clearly holding back intellectual women.

  • Focused Studying

    Focused Studying

    25 minuta më parë

    @Ed ODT I'm not sure why ALthe just deleted my comment but I guess I'll have to type it out again.

  • Ed ODT

    Ed ODT

    41 minutë më parë

    @Focused Studying I know you're going to miss this.....but I'll try anyway. You're making no new arguments here, and don't seem to see how these points you make cause the progressive narrative to fold back on itself. Let's do low-hanging fruit first: "You think women couldn't come up with a tumbling tube or box with water in it, if they ware just allowed to be part of the economy?" The point is, THEY DIDN'T. All you have really done here is defeat the fundamental premise of the "diversity" campaign. You have a built-in assertion that women WOULD HAVE done these things if it were not for the so-called patriarchy, however we STILL got those things DESPITE the oppression of the patriarchy. If your point here is true, then you have just argued successfully that diversity is unnecessary for technological progress. The world is no worse off for it according to you. Now, let's back up to the point you are trying to make on Emmy Noether (who I had to look up). She sounds like an exceptional human being and an important mathematician, among ALL genders. But, I guess what you are actually saying is she is NOT exceptional at all. After all, there would have been MANY Emmy Noether's if it weren't for the oppressive patriarchy, right? So Einstein was wrong; she was one of many brilliant female mathematicians, and we simply don't know about all the others because they didn't claw the eyes out of enough men, making it possible for them to have a cool wikipedia article. That's the story? I mean, Spud Webb wasn't REALLY great. He's just the one short guy who managed to liberate himself from the "tyranny of tallness" in the NBA. There are guys 67 inches tall jumping over backboards all over the world, they just aren't being allowed to play, right? I admit that I am not intimately familiar with the history of the dishwasher market. However you seem to have missed the point. The point being made in the interview is that technology was a contributing factor the the "emancipation" of women. My point was that technology was far less a factor than the efforts of men made on behalf of women...but it is at least worth mentioning, all of that technology was made available to women BY MEN. They weren't "oppressing" very well when they did this. In fact, if you have any knowledge of the history of tyranny, it would seem that the "oppressive patriarchy" narrative of the Marxist progressives is pretty tame. It was MEN who voted for women's suffrage (there were no women in Congress at that time), and it was MEN who made abortion legal (there were no women on the Supreme Court at the time). The "oppressive patriarchy" myth wants us all to believe that somehow the oppression was lifted because people in "oppressed" categories fought their way to freedom. The reality is, the decisive factor in every single case is MEN who took action that brought about justice. If you think protesting or literature or simply "making demands" brings about change, you are sadly mistaken. Tyrants would rather throw you to lions than listen to your grievances. But, in America, people (specifically MEN) DID listen to grievances; nothing I'm saying here is in any way intended to denigrate or marginalize the efforts of anyone to gain justice for themselves or others. What I'm saying is that the progressive narrative, the myth of the "oppressive patriarchy" is nothing less than a bald-faced lie. It's a fantasy concocted by people who are obsessed with a sinister political ideology. Ultimately, that political ideology is really a religion, complete with a specific anthropology, system of ethics, and even historical theology (which is what we're really talking about here). Every bit of it is LIES. The "struggle" is NOT between people of different social categories (men vs women, black vs white, etc), but rather, GOOD vs EVIL. All genders and races are represented in BOTH the GOOD and EVIL categories. And this should be clear if we acknowledge things as they really happened: men AND women worked together for the good, over against those who advocated for injustice. And men weren't there holding their wife's purse while she did all the work. None of those changes would have happened WITHOUT MEN. This is an all-together different characterization of things compared to the progressive ideology. Maybe a simple analogy will be more sufficient. Let's say I find you locked in a cage, and you tell me you want to be free. So, I go and actually MAKE the key needed to get you out....I make the key and I come back, and let you out of the cage. Then, YOU turn around and TELL ME that, not only did you FREE YOURSELF from the cage, but I ACTUALLY PUT YOU IN THE CAGE to begin with. Can you imagine how confusing that might be for me? Maybe I tell you, "hey, it wasn't me that put you in there. I worked hard to get you out" Are you going to turn around and tell me, "you LOOK like the person who put me in the cage, so you MUST be part of the whole plan to put me in the cage. P.S., I'm taking credit for the creation of this key, too." At that point, I would have to say that you are probably a half-wit. Because only a fool determines the motivations of another person based on IMMUTABLE CHARACTERISTICS. It takes an even bigger fool to forget the events that brought about your liberation...and YET even a greater fool to forget them that quickly.

  • Focused Studying

    Focused Studying

    2 orë më parë

    With women like Emmy Noether, who layed down the whole foundation for both classical mechanics and theoretical physics, and who was praised many times by the likes of Einstein. You think women couldn't come up with a tumbling tube or box with water in it, if they were just allowed to be part of the economy? Also fun fact, those things only started selling when women joined the workforce and were able to make their own purchases, instead of having to ask their husbands for everything.

  • TonyoHUN
    TonyoHUN2 orë më parë

    I'm at 20 minutes in and the cringe I feel of this woman is almost unbearable.

  • TonyoHUN


    36 minuta më parë

    @Focused Studying Right

  • Focused Studying

    Focused Studying

    Orë më parë

    @TonyoHUN In comparison. Yes definitely. Quite a few ad hominem fallacies there.

  • TonyoHUN


    Orë më parë

    @Focused Studying He was aggressive? Did we watch the same video?

  • Focused Studying

    Focused Studying

    Orë më parë

    She was pretty nice and posed good questions. Jordan Peterson was quite agressive in comparison.

  • TonyoHUN


    2 orë më parë

    51 minutes. I really envy Dr Peterson's patience.

  • James Dozier
    James Dozier2 orë më parë

    Twitter is not good for anyone

  • Frame
    Frame2 orë më parë

    1:08:28 - 1:09:21 is all you need to watch.

  • Focused Studying

    Focused Studying

    Orë më parë

    As if Jodan Peterson is not just a little to the centre conservative like any other little to the centre conservative? I actually think that was an ad hominem attack more than anything else.

  • ÁdamJaeger
    ÁdamJaeger3 orë më parë

    JP's boots have a higher IQ than this, person.

  • J's sneakers
    J's sneakers3 orë më parë

    Is this an interview or debate? LOL no one cares about your feelings Helen, we're here for Jordan not you...

  • BiggusDickus
    BiggusDickus3 orë më parë

    She cheated on her husband. Got a divorce and then made a lot of money from her husband. The Patriarchy. He had to pay her for cheating on him

  • Tom T.
    Tom T.3 orë më parë

    He's burned me yet again. Quick. Change the subject.

  • Joe Sacco
    Joe Sacco3 orë më parë

    Ironically, it is funny how many “civilized” people think only comedians have the right to make jokes.

  • Geno Aiken
    Geno Aiken3 orë më parë

    when two trans phobic people talk

  • PB Radics

    PB Radics

    2 orë më parë

    is that the start of a joke? Or do you happen to see two "transphobes" - whatever that may be - here? Or even one, for that matter?

  • BiggusDickus


    3 orë më parë

    Notice no one has ever come up with anything Jordan Peterson has ever said that is transphobic

  • Ratslapper94
    Ratslapper943 orë më parë

    Can´t wait to not buy her book.

  • Timothy Bowden
    Timothy Bowden3 orë më parë

    GQ indeed!!! They need to vanish finally. How deluded they are in their estimation of a great man.

  • Joey Perry
    Joey Perry3 orë më parë

    I really wonder what her idea of " being a man around the place" means lol

  • Richard Anderson
    Richard Anderson4 orë më parë

    I can't wait to not buy her book

  • Cat Magic
    Cat Magic4 orë më parë

    They're cuddling. Look at their legs!! 0_0

  • Patrick Lantz
    Patrick Lantz4 orë më parë


  • andrew white
    andrew white4 orë më parë

    You know it is truly amazing that Dr Jordan Peterson. Gets offered a position at Cambridge only for people filled with RESENTMENT to block it. Oh and they employ Her I feel so so sorry for the young students and the TRUE knowledge that they will lose, a truly reprehensible decision.

  • Tanguy
    Tanguy4 orë më parë

    25:48 looks like a cut

  • Edcaseuk
    Edcaseuk4 orë më parë

    Men like this should be president.

  • Edcaseuk


    2 orë më parë

    Apparently neither was Obama 🤫😂

  • The Wire

    The Wire

    4 orë më parë

    He wasn't born in the US

  • Something Clever
    Something Clever5 orë më parë

    You can see after about 20 mins she realizes what she got herself into and her stance changes from one of hatred to one of lust that she doesn't understand because of her anger towards men

  • Mark J. Aubrey
    Mark J. Aubrey5 orë më parë

    Feminism is a hate movement of sexist misandrist supremacist playing false victims of women's rights oppression to scam society for more privileges power control without effort or responsibility. Feminist are gender bigots who abuse everyone who disagree with their disingenuous warped ideology. Women's rights groups officially separated from feminism 50 plus years ago because they were scamming to get away with their criminality. The most privileged, protected , have the most opportunities in society are women.

  • poopymcgee
    poopymcgee5 orë më parë

    The first part of the interview, this woman has no idea who she's dealing with. Around 17:20 she begins to realize she is akin to a 4 year old arguing with her intelligent father.

  • Isaac Lopes
    Isaac Lopes5 orë më parë

    Hilarious how they're probably interpreting the like to dislike ratio as people genuinely liking the interview and not the reality that people just love watching dumb feminists getting roasted

  • Isaac Lopes
    Isaac Lopes5 orë më parë

    easiest game of "spot the fake intellectual" EVER

  • The SuperBike Tour
    The SuperBike Tour5 orë më parë

    Jordan is so much smarter than her

  • Tiziano Colona
    Tiziano Colona5 orë më parë

    "I can't wait not to buy her book". We salute you, genius who wrote that

  • Harshit kumar Gond
    Harshit kumar Gond5 orë më parë

    My masculinity compels me to listen the lectures of jbd because it's only him who cares about it.

  • Dean Estes
    Dean Estes6 orë më parë

    She’s kinda flat and boring and just bleh

  • Something Clever

    Something Clever

    5 orë më parë

    She is overweight but not obese. Oh you said flat. Yeah she has noBreasts

  • DrPhydeux
    DrPhydeux6 orë më parë

    kind of a commentary on the sad state of 'journalism' today ... the interviewer had zero clue what he was talking about. We really don't need any more social justice warriors posing as journalists.

  • At the Talkies
    At the Talkies6 orë më parë

    I agree that Peterson was doing better than Lewis in this instance, both in terms of logos and confident speaking, but this sort of thing can depend on all kinds of different things. Like, a year after this he got BTFO'd so bad by Slavoj Zizek that he went to Europe and surrendered to painkillers (not literally what happened, obviously, but boy did JP look tiny in that debate).

  • chronok


    3 orë më parë

    not really tiny.. it was just awkward

  • Denis Beliy
    Denis Beliy6 orë më parë

    The host is just quality intimate relationship away from changing her political views.

  • John Miller
    John Miller6 orë më parë

    Females don’t like how they are treated, maybe if they quit bashing men they would be treated even better than they already been treated

  • Adam Webb
    Adam Webb6 orë më parë

    1:06:25 - that is not good enough Dr Peterson. This is a fundamental and highly significant component of the history of the relationship between the sexes that you purport to speak with such expertise on but you haven't and won't engage or think about this irrefutable piece of evidence?

  • Marc Lopez
    Marc Lopez6 orë më parë

    Amazing. I respect the capacity of Jordan to be articulate and express his ideas. But to bring western tyrannical patriarchy as western patriarchy victims was absurd. Tyrannical society will never want to hear about their mistakes. This guy will defend his misogyny and kept bullying the interviewer when he was triggered with the term “tyrannical patriarchy” . How mistaken this guy is, was demonstrated during the pandemic when women were victimized at home by their male partners.

  • P B
    P B6 orë më parë

    It is mot abou property transfer any more. It is about unity with the husband and or the children. Also done for tradition. it is a choice.

  • Victoria West
    Victoria West7 orë më parë

    They don't call him Big Daddy for nothing

  • ael buel
    ael buel7 orë më parë

    Is because of food additives, specially emulsifiers and stabilisers.

  • Ram Rigor
    Ram Rigor7 orë më parë

    Bunch of nonsense.

  • Petro Psaroudis
    Petro Psaroudis7 orë më parë

    This should have been an MTV roast. Next time we'll bring snoop dogg to host it.

  • Johnny Lastovica
    Johnny Lastovica7 orë më parë

    Want some truth , hard to find. Free education for all (?)all about getting all isolated ( from parents ) then brainwashing for all !

  • SuperBigwinston
    SuperBigwinston7 orë më parë

    Helen is rather imbecile many times during the interview. Jorden is very very patient and forgiving.

  • PurfX
    PurfX7 orë më parë

    She is foolish in her thought process, this is why you see the chaos today. To destroy the patriarchy that's not really a thing anymore. There always has to be an enemy huh

  • Tim Stark
    Tim Stark7 orë më parë

    sometimes good clear well thought out communication beats fast talking emotional reactions to this reality. thank you dr. peterson.

  • nextgenprepper
    nextgenprepper7 orë më parë

    I wonder if she cheated on her husband because she found a male higher up on the social ladder

  • Damian Salandy
    Damian Salandy7 orë më parë

    I'm a audio engineer, so I"m a bit sensitive to things like this. There is a reason why things like this are done. Why is Mr. Peters not mic'ed properly?

  • johnnyrvf
    johnnyrvf8 orë më parë

    This woman is a smug fool.

    GEAUXTIGERS0918 orë më parë

    “ In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.” Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    AKSBSU8 orë më parë

    She studied journalism at Oxford and had no idea what the alt-right even is while bringing them up herself in an interview. What are they teaching in journalism courses these days?

  • Randomfully Wonderful
    Randomfully Wonderful9 orë më parë

    Jordan ... what about me? I can't get the $200 an hour thingy magig?!

  • Andre Askedal
    Andre Askedal9 orë më parë

    This woman is in ✨fantasy land✨

  • Maryaq
    Maryaq9 orë më parë

    I can't wait for both sides to realize they are on the same side after all.

  • Maryaq
    Maryaq9 orë më parë

    a legendary interview

  • Vito Corleone
    Vito Corleone9 orë më parë

    Order is masculine because men are logical, and to be logical is to have order and rules. Women are feminine and more submissive and agreeable, they are more emotional and their emotions sometimes erase any structure or rules. It is up to the man to be strong and lead women children with his logic.

  • Vito Corleone
    Vito Corleone9 orë më parë

    She put him in a bad mood as soon as she said about the alt right having interest in him. The poor guy is just trying to help people and he is doing a great job, I cant think of one thing he has said that relates remotely to the alt right. Pathetic journalist just pathetic.

  • Terry Campbell
    Terry Campbell10 orë më parë

    great job jordan i love you

  • rico tubbs
    rico tubbs10 orë më parë

    i dont think Mr Peterson had to use much hand movements when speaking to make points. the interviewer used constant movements has i believed was feeling anxiety about arguments knowing i should not have done this debate.. DOE!!

  • gelatinous cube
    gelatinous cube10 orë më parë

    Peterson did not do good here

  • Brandon Kragnes
    Brandon Kragnes10 orë më parë

    Jordan Peterson's a confident lobster forsure.

  • Sara Buck
    Sara Buck10 orë më parë

    I feel like watching this being a women is illegal

  • YeoldRagnaris
    YeoldRagnaris10 orë më parë

    I not a grifter but could you mention my book title atleast 35 times that be great, did I mention iam not a grifter?

  • Vivid Vicious
    Vivid Vicious10 orë më parë

    I came back here in 2021 to obtain an intelligent example of a verbal asskicking.

  • Raul Gubert
    Raul Gubert11 orë më parë

    ... _ _ _ ... (SOS TRUMP ) People from USA, you can express your vote again, it is simple and powerful: beep your horn like an S.O.S. so everyone can hear you very well during the Biden Inauguration Day.

  • rural juror
    rural juror11 orë më parë

    Well, isn't she divorced now? Perhaps she doesn't respect men.

  • Sam Pappalardo
    Sam Pappalardo11 orë më parë

    well that was cut to remove a good point about make up , what a brilliant man

  • Phantom Exploration
    Phantom Exploration11 orë më parë

    She got completely owned i bet she regretted doing this interview.

  • Raphael L
    Raphael L11 orë më parë

    Insane! You can buy Peterson's book 12 rules for life even in Germany for 10euros with free transport to your house already... I have never seen such a good book so insane cheap! He really does not write his book to make profit..

  • Keith Hopwood
    Keith Hopwood12 orë më parë

    Condescending comes to mind! What went wrong in her life?

  • Haitham Ali
    Haitham Ali12 orë më parë

    The studio floor was a mirror finish after the thorough wiping with her face

  • DavidtheStreamAnimator /GPS24F HD
    DavidtheStreamAnimator /GPS24F HD12 orë më parë

    This whole conversation is BS..! Men and women are created to love, complement and support each other, but it will be destructive to fight and cast dispersions on each other as that will wreck the whole society. Every person, whether men or women, should strive to be open, honest, brave and noble and do their best for the benefit of their self, family and society rather than aiming to be selfish and control freaks...!, which will take away the respect element in a relationship, whether that's in family or elsewhere.

  • Daniel Charnock
    Daniel Charnock12 orë më parë

    This woman comes across as a fool who only wants to start trouble

  • X.B. Hart
    X.B. Hart12 orë më parë

    She is awesome. Tries to nail him down, but he prefers to only talk about cherry-picked examples and circular arguments (social constructionists believe in social construction) that support his pre-determined conclusions; otherwise, he reverts to vagaries that, upon inspection, are essentially meaningless. A very silly man.

  • julifer9211
    julifer921112 orë më parë

    Hahaha 😂 jordan peterson your a boss.

  • Edward Warwick
    Edward Warwick12 orë më parë

    She is not even smart enough to read what he wrote, no wonder she lives alone, no surprise what so ever. I would have had no problem raising the two handed 6 foot sword to lighten the burden of England that was needed to guide it into modern times. Yes, during the crusades', I would have been extremely remorseful for what was done in the Holy Land to the innocents who lived there. They were not alive when Christ was crucified and had no part in the dammed action against GOD. I would have been repentant for the rest of my life for those I had condemned.

  • J Miller
    J Miller12 orë më parë

    I can't stand this evil guy .

  • dr. honeypot
    dr. honeypot13 orë më parë

    Also the world is not overpopulated. it's just overpopulated by ignorant people who refuse to get educated on what could be a better way of producing and manufacturing goods. I don't believe in killing, but I believe that the lowest 20% of the Global Society should not be able to breed as we know that people of lower quality education typically breed more. Watch the Movie Idiocracy. It's a "comedy" that is all to true based on how i see humanity going.

  • Doktavious Davious
    Doktavious Davious13 orë më parë

    At the end of the interview in the interest of fair play Jordan Peterson asked her when the last time she cried was and she replied that she did not know, but she was pretty sure she would be crying all the way home.

  • Christian Glaze
    Christian Glaze13 orë më parë

    Smirking Land Whale thought she could own Mr.Peterson. XD

  • Camlot07
    Camlot0714 orë më parë

    This isn't a debate.

  • TheIronFst
    TheIronFst14 orë më parë

    Sheer genius! And with attitude.

  • Gidgets & Gazmos
    Gidgets & Gazmos14 orë më parë

    This is like watching a drag race between a bicycle and a Bugatti. She simply can't keep up. He was right about her attitude being detrimental to her relationship now that she's divorced.

  • Samuel Niño
    Samuel Niño14 orë më parë

    I like how in the moments they stop debating its bassically a therapy sessions for interviewer

  • Gee Wiz
    Gee Wiz14 orë më parë

    She constantly shakes her finger towards this man and as a woman I read this as hostility and an attempt to be controlling and it’s silly and immature of her.

  • Ben U
    Ben U14 orë më parë


  • Alfonso Osoria
    Alfonso Osoria15 orë më parë

    I’m gonna stay to watch her .. get school

  • Alfonso Osoria
    Alfonso Osoria15 orë më parë

    This lady will hear this 10 yrs from now and he will say dam completely lost a chance to have a great interview instead I acted like a moran !! She so sad she takes too much attention she important the person been interviewed .. she defines stupidity!!

  • Ankokuseibutsu
    Ankokuseibutsu15 orë më parë

    I love when she moves into lobsters and gets schooled about heirarchies. Watch how uncomfortable she gets throughout as her brain gets aligned properly. L-l-let’s move on from lobsters. 47:27 You can’t run away from this one lady. one last word for her to process over...

  • steffen timberlake
    steffen timberlake15 orë më parë

    "And that's not good".

  • Robert Johnson
    Robert Johnson15 orë më parë

    If an interviewer is going to be prepared to take on someone with the intellect Dr. J Peterson has in asking the kind of questions they ask - they should be suitably prepared (as difficult this may be) in doing their homework thoroughly or at best be intellectually equipped and capable to handle and counter-respond. This interviewer was outclassed.

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