The Daily Fail: How Britain’s Daily Mail Fails Women

By on Jun 24, 2013 in Gender in the Media | 3 comments

UPDATE: This post also appeared on Femusings.org on Sept. 10, 2013. The Daily Mail is the world’s most visited news site. Its popularity surpasses even that of the NY Times, which is frightening if you stop and think about it. Millions of readers apparently consider this anti-immigrant, sensationalist, lowest-common denominator tabloid a reliable source. But even if you can ignore the site’s frequent racism and Islamophobia, its blatant sexism will smack you in the face. Or not. You see, that’s the problem with the Daily Mail. Sometimes its sexism is repugnantly obvious and sometimes it’s just subtle enough to slip under the radar. ┬áBut the Daily Mail’s misogyny always ends up infecting the subconscious thoughts of readers, and those sexist biases end up lurking in people’s minds for years to come. It’s like reading a schizophrenic newspaper....