The Mail simply threw Samantha Brick to the wolves | Hadley Freeman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

by peterjukes

As Kira Cochrane pointed out in her extensive piece on the matter, the Daily Mail comes closer than any other British paper in achieving parity of male and female bylines, yet this paper overturns the assumption that gender equality among writers is, in and of itself, the goal. The paper uses its female writers as Trojan horses to voice its most misogynistic attitudes, whether its having them embody the worst kind of female stereotypes (Liz Jones as the label-obsessed bitter single woman, Amanda Platell as the high-flying but lonely single woman, Jan Moir as Glenda Slagg, etc etc) through their confessional journalism, or having them write horrible things about other women, such as Lynda Lee Potter’s notorious take on Mo Mowlam or Allison Pearson’s opinion on Princess Beatrice’s body.

via The Mail simply threw Samantha Brick to the wolves | Hadley Freeman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.

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