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Checking The Daily Mail: I Heard It Through The Hate Vine

by | 30th, January 2014

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WOMEN don’t have any agency. They don’t choose to have children nor are they capable of rejecting the advances of rich men. Women are wombs to be squirted in to and then used. Women are basically cattle. Welcome to the world of the Daily Mail as most recently articulated by the paper’s newest woman-who-hates-woman, Sarah Vine.

Shipped in to throw shade like an angry ancient oak, Vine’s latest target is Hugh Grant, an old enemy of the Daily Mail’s whose campaigning with Hacked Off has further enraged the potato-faced Paul Dacre. As it goes I don’t agree with Grant’s characterisation of the press, his advocacy for regulatory regimes that would bring the press dangerously close to state control nor his belief that he’s above scrutiny. However, Sarah Vine’s characterisation of his private life, the women he is involved with and his children is vile.

After three pars of name-dropping, boasting that she once sat near Grant at a dinner and complimenting him as a “man [who can] fell a pair of knickers at 100 paces”, Vine pushes the turbo button and spews bile at double-quick speed:

“…he seemed unable to countenance…a long-term relationship with the mother of his child.”

It doesn’t seem like Vine can countenance the thought that the mother of his child may not, in fact, want a long-term relationship with the father of her child. Women are to be acquired and wooed in Daily Mail world. They don’t ever do the deciding or the chasing. After all, it’s 1814, right?

Grant now has a child with another woman and a second child with the first woman. The Mail has dedicated a fistful of

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