With A-level grades dropping for the first time in over 30 years, the mainstream media seem to have missed an even bigger story: the almost complete absence of male entrants for the qualifications.
“The Platonic ideal being the following elements, in this order: 1) Blonde 2) Twins 3) Going to Oxbridge 4) Leaping for joy 5) Holding aloft their results 6) In low-cut tops).”
First up, The Express. Number of teenage girls: 6 / number of teenage boys 0 (and Rolf)
The Sun: 3 teenage girls, 0 teenage boys.
The Times: 2 teenage girls, plus 3 on the next image panel (5 total), 0 teenage boys.
The Mirror: teenage girls: 2, teenage boys: 0 (we’re not counting the blurry)
The Telegraph: number of teenage girls 3, number of teenage boys 0
The Guardian is a tricky one. They’ve with teenage girls — but might salvage some of their right-on credentials for going with Muslims, one wearing a hijab. Teenage girls 3, teenage boys 0.
Wow. The Mail HAS A BOY — outweighed by 16 girls.
The Independent: 6 teenage girls, 0 teengage boys — plus bonus blonde points.
The final score: girls 44, boys 1.