Julie Burchill biography

Julie Burchill

Journalist, Author

1959 –

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Who is Julie Burchill?

Julie Burchill is a British writer. 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 Ambition became a best-seller, and her 2004 novel Sugar Rush was adapted for television.

Famous Quotes:

  • Show me a frigid women and, nine times out of ten, I'll show you a little man.
  • Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile.
  • A good part -- and definitely the most fun part -- of being a feminist is about frightening men.
  • Prostitution is the supreme triumph of capitalism. Worst of all, prostitution reinforces all the old dumb clich?s about women's sexuality; that they are not built to enjoy sex and are little more than walking masturbation aids, things to be DONE TO, things so sensually null and void that they have to be paid to indulge in fornication, that women can be had, bought, as often as not sold from one man to another. When the sex war is won prostitutes should be shot as collaborators for their terrible betrayal of all women, for the moral tarring and feathering they give indigenous women who have had the bad luck to live in what they make their humping ground.
  • Writing is more than anything a compulsion, like some people wash their hands thirty times a day for fear of awful consequences if they do not. It pays a whole lot better than this type of compulsion, but it is no more heroic.
  • 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.
  • Now the whole dizzying and delirious range of sexual possibilities has been boiled down to that one big, boring, bulimic word. RELATIONSHIP.
  • 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.
  • As with most liberal sexual ideas, what makes the world a better place for men invariably makes it a duller and more dangerous place for women.
  • It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it's not, it's a visa, and it runs out fast.

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Born
Jul 3, 1959
Frenchay
Spouses
Religion
  • Christianity
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Lived in
  • Bristol

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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