A plea for modesty

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Anne Karpf finds herself wondering if some of the old virtues were dismissed too quickly [thanks Ladies Against Feminism]. My favourite line: “…modesty is now almost invariably preceded by the word “false”. It’s seen as a defect, a sign of insufficient self-belief, marking you down as in dire need of a makeover to bring out your inner peacock.”

11:44 pm on March 10, 2004