Julie Burchill is always good value for money and it’s good to see that she hasn’t lost her acerbic wit and has retained her ability to call a spade a spade.

I laughed at this part her article in today’s Guardian ridiculing fashion magazines who push the idea that women must try to look as young as possible to pull the best men:

“Most heterosexual men merely want a woman above the age of consent to wash, show up, bring beer and strip naked. They are far from the harsh taskmasters, when it comes to female appearance, that they are routinely made out to be and the idea that they go about rejecting every woman who doesn’t resemble a small-eyed baby is very much belied by the number of men who are frankly desperate to get themselves a girlfriend”.