“All kudos to the Daily Mail this week, whose ongoing mission to make all of its female readers self-loathing, self-harming neurotics too scared to leave the house in case they get mugged by a gay Muslim continues apace.
Reporting on the South Bank Show Awards, held on Tuesday, the Mail Online greeted a rare appearance from Kate Bush with a barrage of unflattering pictures and snide comments. Disengenously quoting “an American interviewer” saying that Bush, 53, was “more like a soccor mom than a Bronte character come to life,” the Mail noted that Bush’s “waiflike” look was gone, and then used three shots of a young Bush - boggling that a womans appearance might have changed over the course of 31 years.
This is, of course, the corect way to treat a shy genius. I’m sure the first thing we all though, the first time we heard Wuthering Heights, back in 1978, was “My God- will this bitch get fat?”
-Caitlin Moran, The Times 04/05/2012
Again, double-checked in the OED and true!
“British Bake Off host Sue Perkins even retweeted a viewer who described the creature as ‘the true star of the show’.
Moran added: ‘How is it managing to drag them up tree? I’m sure you all understand why I have written AN ENTIRE TV COLUMN about them in this Saturday’s Times.’”
Exposed: The squirrel has become a sensation on social networking sites. Journalist Caitlin Moran tweeted: ‘How is it managing to drag them up tree?’
- HAHAHAHA [warning: link contains spoilers for GBBO]
We need to reclaim the word ‘feminism’. We need the word ‘feminism’ back real bad. When statistics come in saying that only 29 per cent of American women would describe themselves as feminist - and only 42 per cent of British women - I used to think, What do you think feminism IS, ladies? What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? ‘Vogue’, by Madonna? Jeans? Did all that good shit GET ON YOUR NERVES? Or were you just DRUNK AT THE TIME OF THE SURVEY?
These days, however, I am much calmer - since I realised that it’s technically impossible for a woman to argue against feminism. Without feminism, you wouldn’t be allowed to have a debate on women’s place in society. You’d be too busy giving birth on the kitchen floor - biting down on a wooden spoon, so as not to disturb the men’s card game - before going back to quick-liming the dunny. This is why those female columnists in the Daily Mail - giving daily wail against feminism - amuse me. They paid you £1,600 for that, dear, I think. And I bet it’s going in your bank account, and not your husband’s. The more women argue loudly, against feminism, the more they both prove it exists and that they enjoy its hard-won privileges.
|—||How To Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran (via petitefeministe)|