I don’t know if you’re familiar with the ITV daytime programme Loose Women, a programme in which three or four women on a panel witter on about such riveting issues as weight problems, and the unfairness of men not generally being attracted to women with arses the size of buses. I recently wrote to the producers suggesting the programme be renamed Wittering Women but they have yet to respond.
I only mention this because a lady relative yesterday called me to let me know a deeply unpleasant woman was on the show’s panel, Janet Street-Porter, ‘The Mouth’. I turned on the programme long enough to hear her utter some ignorant garbage about women in the boardroom. Today I turned on the programme out of curiosity – a man can’t spend all his time penning international bestsellers – and was surprised to find her on the show again. In the short time I managed to endure her whining she recommended to 50-something lady viewers that they leave and divorce their ‘boring’ 50-something husbands. How would she have reacted to a man recommending to 50-something male viewers that they leave and divorce their ‘boring’ 50-something wives, one wonders? Doubtless by calling the man a misogynist. What, one might reasonably ask, entitles the woman to take on the role of marriage guidance counsellor? Possibly her four marriages and four divorces?
And so it is that The Anti-Feminism League is pleased to present a Harpy to Ms Street-Porter: