Julie Burchill


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Julie Burchill (born 3 July 1959) is an English writer and journalist. Beginning as a writer for the New Musical Express at the age of 17, she has written for newspapers such as The Sunday Times and The Guardian. She is a self-declared "militant feminist". She has several times been involved in legal action resulting from her work. She is also an author and novelist: her 1989 novel ... more »

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  • ''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 (b. 1960), British journalist, author. "Born Again Cows," Damaged Gods (1986).
  • What Mrs. Thatcher did for women was to demonstrate that if a woman had enough desire she could do what she wanted, do anything a man could do.... Mrs. Thatcher did not have one traditional feminine c...
    Julie Burchill (b. 1960), British journalist, author. "Born Again Cows," Damaged Gods (1986).
  • ''A woman who looks like a girl and thinks like a man is the best sort, the most enjoyable to be and the most pleasurable to have and to hold.''
    Julie Burchill (b. 1960), British journalist, author. "Born Again Cows," Damaged Gods (1986).
  • ''Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth ... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.''
    Julie Burchill (b. 1960), British journalist, author. Girls on Film, ch. 3 (1986).
  • ''It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it's not, it's a visa, and it runs out fast.''
    Julie Burchill (b. 1960), British journalist, author. repr. In Sex and Sensibility (1992). "Kiss and Sell," Mail on Sunday (London, 1988).
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