Sir: Now here's a paradox. On International Women's Day (8 March), The Independent publishes a book review about the 18th-century writer Charlotte Smith. Why is the piece dominated by a picture of William Wordsworth, who is barely mentioned in the article? And why his picture is about 15 times as large as the tiny portrait of Charlotte Smith?
What the reader sees is that men are considered more important and dominant than women, even if the subject under discussion is a woman. With men, as usual, on the front page, it would seem that every day is International Men's Day.