Food snobbery; the Suffragettes & Kylie Jenner’s secret pregnancy

Your usual mixed bag this week: Cheddar Man, Nutella fights and Lady Doritos.

It’s the 100 year anniversary of the Suffragettes! We deliver to you some facts and a round-up of this week’s celebrations. 

We discuss Kylie Jenner’s secret pregnancy (her daughter, Stormi Webster was born this week.) How did the world’s most famous 20 year old - Kylie has over 100 million followers and is the richest of all of the Kardashian/Jenners - hide her pregnancy from the paps for an entire 10 months? Is it yet another PR ploy; or a genuine bid for privacy from a young woman long uncomfortable with her own, inherited fame?

Also today, some discussion of Woody Allen - mainly via some excellent journalism, links below - and the latest Hollywood MeToo, via Uma Thurman. This one’s a little different though… it’s more about Quentin Tarantino than it is Harvey Weinstein. And, a first: Tarantino replies, at length. Both articles, below, are well worth reading.

Plus, a bit on food snobbery, after the wonderful writer and former Bake Off contestant, Ruby Tandoh, spoke out against the “classism and ableism” inherent in slamming ready-made meals. Choice is a luxury; and ‘wellness’ is a concept that the working class can ill afford (there’s also a bit of personal bias from Pandora, on this subject.)


The Friendship Cure, by Kate Leaver

Why Woody Allen should be tried in court and not by public opinion, by Hadley Freeman for The Guardian

Feminism is excluding working class women, by Camilla Long for The Sunday Times

This is why Uma Thurman is angry, by Maureen Dowd for The New York Times

Quentin Tarantino responds to Uma Thurman

Kylie Jenner has baby and seemingly grows way up, by Harling Ross for Man Repeller

Listening & Watching

Jack Whitehall on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs

Love Stories, by Dolly Alderton (Pandora’s insertion, not Dolly’s)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - at cinemas now