Clare Jacob, author of the novel, \’Ophelia in Pieces\’, explains the obstacles women still face in pursuing successful careers as barristers.

But on the whole, because a barrister’s performance in court is so open to scrutiny and objective judgement, the good, male or female, will succeed.

So, err, none then.

Or at least none specific to women.

So what\’s the point of the whole article other than to plug Ms. Jacob\’s novel?

One wonders which executive, editor, at the paper she is the mistress/friend of?

4 thoughts on “Clare Jacob, author of the novel, \’Ophelia in Pieces\’, explains the obstacles women still face in pursuing successful careers as barristers.”

  1. Oops! Sue, Grabbitt and Wrunne are probably even now mulling over that last sentence, Tim.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    “So, err, none then. Or at least none specific to women.”

    If only. Not only is there a mild subtext of all men being sexist bastards in that article there is this:

    You need to muffle your nerve-endings and reign in your emotions and your doubts.

    So there you go. The Tellie is moving into the Daily Mail’s territory of telling young right wing lower middle class girls that the world is their oyster if only they weren’t such delicate flowers who have, like, real emotions that men cannot possibly understand.

    Frankly I hope it is because she is shagging someone like a rabid ferret but I am willing to bet it is idiotic editorial policy to attract readers.

  3. I detect some very angry men in this forum. The funny thing is none of you recognises how sexist you sound (whose mistress she is / or daughter / shagging someone like a rabbid ferret). No wonder you fail to recognise sexism in your workplace. You’re the ones responsible for it.

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