Well, I missed April Fool’s day. Again. I noticed at 12:15, which is typical.
Still, it could be worse. Woman’s Hour are several days late!
Seriously, they’re really losing it (for a more full discussion of what “it” is, consult your local GP). This morning, they had a live debate between PLATELL and Kelvin Mackenzie, because the latter had been saying some pretty dicey things about women (for comic relief!). His opening argument on the show was that women should do more housework because “they’re smaller”, and so could see the dirt better because they were closer to it.
Now I don’t have a degree in fungineering or anything, but it sounds to me like he’s joking there?! And though Murray and Platell were sort-of laughing along, they were then making all these really guarded serious points about how women do all the work &c., ohhh roflbrothel kelvin you really are a card with your humour, but anyway did you know that 97.836% of women have to utilise cleaning products in their lives??
As long as the lifestyle feminism movement continues being completely immune to irony, it doesn’t represent a problem for us big men who like to beat our wives into shape*, but I can’t help wondering if all women are entirely satisfied with the representation that Woman’s Hour is giving them. Recent items such as “Grow your own vegetables”, “the enduring appeal of a good pudding”, and “Presents