McLoughlin proposes that the combination of marginalization of men under Margaret Thatcher, and Tony Blair's actions of making government part of popular culture, made women the dominant political force in our society. Yet by the very nature of the popular culture that empowered them - trivial, emotional and irrational - women have brought about change in crucial aspects of our society which now threaten the democratic system itself.
As the former editor of Guardian Women, Jane McLoughlin was part of the generation of women that originally sought to build social justice through liberation politics. Since then she has seen how women themselves, through in-fighting, irrationality and refusal to abandon their victim status, have destroyed all hope of building that dream of liberation. She has worked on the Hexham Courant, Newcastle Journal, and the Daily Mirror. She was deputy women's editor of the Daily Telegraph, a feature writer for the Daily Mail, and the editor of Guardian Women, where she was also a columnist and the industrial editor. She worked for the Observer and was a leader writer for The Independent. She was a producer for Granada TV and has published 5 non-fiction books, including two published by Virago, and 7 novels. She knows whereof she speaks.