Sexism is the stock in trade of the tabloid press. Challenging it strikes at the very core of the business model, and that is what feminists and our allies must remain brave and clear-headed enough to do.
No, it isn\’t. It just isn\’t.
For a basic fact about the media world that Ms. Penny needs to understand.
Newspapers, TV shows, magazines, they do not tell us our prejudices, do not force those of the journalists or proprietor or business model upon us.
They chase those that are already extant.
That\’s what the business model is. Yes, I\’m sure it\’s a shock to find out that there are millions who think the way the Mail does. Millions who take the Sun because they are interested in a bit of gung ho nationalism, bad puns, bare tits and three letter crossword answers. That the paid circulation of Tribune shows that there\’s some four people in the entire country interested in the internal machinations of Left Labour.
But that is what the actual situation is. The problem is in us, if problem it be, not in our newspapers.