“The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion things to make life easier for men, in fact.”

— Julie Burchill —

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“I’ve never been nostalgic, personally or politically – if the past was so great, how come it’s history?”

— Julie Burchill —

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“What I find most upsetting about this new all-consuming beauty culture is that the obsession with good looks, and how you can supposedly attain them, is almost entirely female-driven.”

— Julie Burchill —

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“Monarchists frequently declare that without the royal family, Britain would be ‘nothing.’ What a woeful lack of love for one’s country such statements express.”

— Julie Burchill —

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“I’ve always thought of beauty therapy, ‘alternative’ treatments and the like as the female equivalent of brothels – for essentially self-deceiving people who feel a bit hollow and have to pay to be touched.”

— Julie Burchill —

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“Shame, like beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder.”

— Julie Burchill —

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“Surely being a Professional Beauty – let alone an ageing one – is one of the most insecure and doomed careers imaginable.”

— Julie Burchill —

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“What sort of sap doesn’t know by now that picture-perfect beauty is all done with smoke and mirrors anyway?”

— Julie Burchill —

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“The truth of the matter is, beauty is a specific thing, rare and fleeting. Some of us have it in our teens, 20s and 30s and then lose it most of us have it not at all. And that’s perfectly okay. But lying to yourself that you have it when you don’t seems to me simple-minded at best and psychotic at worst.”

— Julie Burchill —

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