August 3, 2010

Excuse me for asking, but if an elderly man won the Poetry Crown at the Eisteddfod, would he be subject to a headline “Grandfather wins ….”? Somehow I doubt it. Here we have a wonderful poet, with a 1st class honors degree but the BBC (who really should know better) define her in a maternal role. Nice example of gender stereotyping.

Update: Some hours after I posted this the BBC changed “Grandmother” to “Translator” Now can I claim the credit?

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