Not so long ago, most newspapers had a women’s page or section with twee names like “La Femme” – just as some newspapers has a dedicated children’s page or section.
But that was when women were treated like children.
Today we recognise that this “ghetto-ising” of women’s issues in newspapers is offensive and patronising – and that issues that women care about are just as important as the issues that concern men. And, in fact, they are often the same issues!
Conversely, we have had women’s magazines for a very long time – finding a market precisely because newspapers did not speak to women as equals – and it is only in the past 15 years or so that men’s magazines have flowered.
Read it at Grubstreet.