Category Archives: misogyny

Women: Stop Bloody Whingeing

I’m always astonished that the Daily Mail is supposedly read by more women than men. The Daily Mail does employ a lot of female writers, but these writers seem to be employed solely to write the most misogynistic drivel from a female perspective. It’s why their articles always seem to weave this fact into the […]

You know why

Today’s Daily Mail front page features a big plug for the Daily Mail ‘Femail’ section and asks the question: Penny Smith’s article tried to look at the reasons why women might feel this way and she identifies: Fairy stories Dolls – specifically Barbie Playground pressure Boys – who have posters of glamorous women on their […]

Daily Mail deals with domestic abuse

The Supreme Court has ruled that courts should recognise psychological domestic abuse as well as just physical violence: Lady Hale said that ‘violence’ can also include ‘strength or intensity of emotion, fervour and passion’. She said the legal understanding of domestic violence had moved on ‘from a narrow focus upon battered wives and physical contact’. […]

Eating disorders

This article: ‘Shocking figures reveal one in three hospital admissions for eating disorders are children’ is currently buried at the bottom of the Mail website. To the right of it are the normal too fat / too thin / too old / too ugly stories that form the staple diet of the Mail website. Needless […]

Juxtaposition

The Daily Mail sensitively covers the story that Whitney Thompson ‘wants women to love their bodies’ and ‘beat eating disorders’ by placing the story directly above an article thanking (‘That’s better, Sadie!’) Sadie Frost for being less fat and pale then she was two years ago: As well as concern over Mariah Carey’s ‘ever-fuller figure’. […]

Features and Distortions in the Daily Mail

In 2007 Susan George was held hostage, violently raped twice and was hours away from what police described as ‘certain death’. However, her determination and mental strength allowed her to beg her attacker for over half an hour to drive her to a 24-hour garage in the early hours of the morning for one last […]