Julie and Hilary

Let’s see now…

Julie Burchill wrote something about trans people that vast numbers of readers thought was a nasty and unjustified piece of bullying. For days afterwards our papers were full of stories about how a secretive gang of powerful trans activists was mercilessly bullying poor Ms. Burchill.

Hilary Mantel wrote something castigating the dreadful way in which the UK media covers the royal family, especially those who marry into it (see Nick Harkaway for a good digest). Suddenly the papers are full of stories about how Ms. Mantel has been mercilessly bullying poor Princess Kate.

Do I detect a pattern emerging here? I think I do.

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