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Great British Bake-Off

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    Raising Cain

    October 23, 2013

    Why do men hate women? This is the question I’m asking, after the Great British Bake Off left a nasty taste in my mouth. In amongst the sponges, there were persistent internet tales of flirtation, manipulation, smugness and favouritism. Even when a woman bakes a cake, which surely even the most anxious of men can’t see as a huge threat, it seems she just can’t do it right. As runner-up Ruby Tandoh says in today’s Guardian, “if a show as…

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    Brave new world

    I’m not sure what I make of the Apprentice, or rather its winner, Dr Leah. On the one hand, it is great that one of the female contestants won, and even better that there…

    July 19, 2013