The Legendary Fleet Street Journalist offered no insight in this unedifying BBC documentary other than her ill-informed opinion The problem with women, if not the world, is that we are not all Anne Robinson. This is the firm opinion of Legendary Fleet Street Journalist Anne Robinson (to give her her full title). We have not all grown up in a domestic matriarchy, inherited our mother’s business savvy and ambition and fought our way in the man’s world of newspaper production from the 60s onwards, demanding pay rises, netting promotions, becoming the first female assistant editor (of the Daily Mirror), ignoring obstacles and sloughing off sexual harassment on our way to journalistic glory and a successful presenting career. As a result, ran the working hypothesis of last night’s documentary The Trouble With Women, presented by Robinson, today’s generation is full of timid, fragile little things who blame men for their every problem and who start online campaigns against harassment instead of just jamming the perpetrators’ balls in the photocopier and going off for a pint with his mates.
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