We once overheard a comment from a stranger saying “where do I get myself a hot Asian girl?” but he was obviously from a very different generation.
And you can very easily tell if a guy has the former.
I don’t ever feel racialized or stereotyped around Adam or his friends (I’ve read quite a few articles with other girls claiming this) – but that could just be because Toronto is such a multicultural place, and our generation is much more accepting than the generation before us.
Historian David Starkey has launched a scathing attack on his female rivals, branding their works 'historical Mills and Boon'.
The acid-tongued broadcaster and writer also complained that female historians are 'usually quite pretty' and keen to show off their good looks on their book covers.
But, occasionally, I’ll get a letter from a reader that requires a deeper and more thorough dive than the usual request for advice.
These are the Post-Mortems, where we dissect a letter and dig through the remains in order to get to the heart of the issue. Many times, we’re having to liberally apply the Chair Leg of Truth to a lifetime of beliefs.But his comments have been taken as a wider attack on other glamorous historians such as Bettany Hughes, who has won nearly as much acclaim for her appearance as for her engaging documentaries about the ancient world. It can only be envy as he can be charming face to face.Yesterday female writers hit back at Dr Starkey, who himself made his name with a gossipy Channel 4 documentary series, The Six Wives Of Henry VIII, screened in 2001. 'He was very flattering about my research when I was on a panel with him and anxious to ally himself with those of us who slave away in the archives.' Lady Antonia Fraser, who has written numerous biographies of historical figures, was bemused by Dr Starkey's comments.In a television interview he went on to dismiss women historians as having names that 'usually begin and end with A'.An obvious target is Amanda Foreman, who once posed naked holding copies of her book Georgiana, Duchess Of Devonshire, based on the life of the 18th century aristocrat.'The writer's name is Anna Whitelock and I think Anna happens to begin and end with an A.' Lucy Worsley, chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces and author of Cavalier: A Tale Of Passion, Chivalry And Great Houses, described Dr Starkey's comments as 'bizarre'.