Clive James has joined the chorus of voices railing against both Islam and Western feminists, in an article that champions two Australian "dissidents" -- Pamela Bone and Helen Garner. In the case of the late Pamela Bone, my personal experience gives me a very different take to his. And in the case of Helen Garner, he seems to have been living in an entirely different universe.

In "A Veil of Silence Over Murder" published in this month's issue of Standpoint magazine (UK) James opens by quoting the headline from an article by Pamela Bone: "Where are the Western feminists?"