Reading Hadley Freemans’s recent articles on the World cup just accentuated to me how much I prefer reading female journalists over most male equivalents. For me this is at its most stark when I look at my twitter feed and read its contents. I like reading Kevin Maguire et al , however the tone even if I agree with the politics tends to be a bit boysie and competitive.
At this point I must state that I am a great fan of Twitter. What I really enjoy is that you get the unadulterated view of that person, and it is on this playing field – to use a boysie image – that the females beat the males into a cocked hat. Caitlin Moran, Hadley Freeman, Marina Hyde et al are far more insightful amusing and interesting than their male counterparts. And it this that I can see has really upset the misogynist community. What could be worse for a woman hater that a woman able to express herself elegantly and powerfully without a hint of male presence to restrain her. No wonder the trolls feel threatened.