Quote of the day

// 27 March 2008

A while ago, after writing a column about feminism, I received an e-mail from a reader who said: “I think it’s great that you, as a man, write about these issues. But imagine a situation where you were exactly the person you are now, but female. Imagine you were comparably overweight, took comparably little care over your appearance, were comparably aggressive in your opinions, admitted to a history of depression, and were a lesbian. You would not be writing for a national newspaper at all.” I think that is undeniably true.

From Johann Hari in the Independent. Go read the rest of the article here.

Comments From You

Charlotte // Posted 27 March 2008 at 9:03 pm

Johann Hari is excellent. I also like this piece by him.

Why Do We Ignore The Abuse Of Women?


Louise // Posted 27 March 2008 at 9:40 pm

Go Johann !… I love the guy. He’s honest with himself and with his readers. He’s outspoken and inspiring. Thank you for that piece !

leigh woosey // Posted 28 March 2008 at 9:28 am

*adds Johann Hari to list of heroes*

Samara Ginsberg // Posted 28 March 2008 at 9:50 am

Good call Charlotte, I remember reading that a while ago and thinking about blogging it, but never getting round to it. I find myself pathetically grateful when men lend their voices to issues like this, because it means that people will be more likely to take it seriously. But apart from the fact that he is male and thus likely to be listened to rather than to be told that his arguments are merely the petulant whinings of a fat ugly lesbian who can’t get laid, Johann Hari is just a really good, persuasive writer.

Catherine Redfern // Posted 28 March 2008 at 5:26 pm

Not got anything constructive to add, would just like to join in the Johann Hari appreciation society!

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