That's what occurred to me today when I read the piece written by Julia Raeside in today's Guide supplement, ostensibly reviewing TV shows by Cherry Healey and Dawn Porter (here I have to confess an interest as Dawn is a neighbour). It was a very personal poisonous rant about 2 women who make shows of which she is contemptuous...on the basis that they are somehow false feminists.
I felt a bit angry for Dawn and also sad that in 2011 there are women who don't fully understand what seems to me to be self-evident - that the whole point of feminism is to be the kind of woman you want to be.
Not the sort of woman who is defined by men; or by intellectuals of either gender or just by poisonous TV reviewers.
Poison is an easy way to grab some attention I suppose and it certainly works at the Daily Mail (Jan Moir). But I didn't think or expect to find it in the Guardian. Perhaps it was a sort of job interview for the DM? Let's hope so!