The Family Paper

I don’t think this screengrab needs much of an introduction because it’s become so typical of what you can expect to find on the wall of flesh that makes up the Mail Online ‘Femail’ section:

The question in particular is a very unsavoury reminder of the recent Mail coverage [link takes you to No Sleep ‘Til Brooklands excellent post on the subject] of the gang-rape of two twelve-year-old girls and the sympathy given to the perpetrators because it was implied that they couldn’t tell the real age of the girls and believed them to be sixteen. I really do wonder if the person responsible for asking it could provide any logical justification for putting it under the headline?

It also needs to be asked how such Mailbait coverage – which clearly seems to be aimed at men – can justifiably be put into the Femail section of the website?

6 thoughts on “The Family Paper”

  1. erm, yeah, because magazines full of reality TV ‘stars’ and their fashion shoots are sooooo aimed at men aren’t they?

  2. Christ I missed the story about the gang rape of the girls being described as an orgy,fuming here and feeling slightly sick.Used to victim blaming and slut shaming in the Fail,but to use it against 12 year olds!

  3. ‘It also needs to be asked how such Mailbait coverage – which clearly seems to be aimed at men – can justifiably be put into the Femail section of the website?’

    er..possibly because most of the comments appear to be from ‘femails’ saying how pretty she is.

  4. @Bodmass

    erm, yeah, because photographs of scantily clad, provocotively posing young women, pouting at the camera are sooooo aimed at women aren’t they

  5. Yes Dedelax

    look at any advert in the womens mags. plenty of FULLY DRESSED, pouty, teenage girls in pretty dresses. You can’t move for them.

    And then look at the editorial pages of OK, Hello etc? exactly the same!

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