Fear of women is driving men to turn to gay affairs, claims Jilly Cooper

Modern men are turning to gay affairs because they are 'terrified' of women, Jilly Cooper has suggested.

In a somewhat scathing verdict, the famously racy novelist said that men also cry 'all the time'.

She added that women wear short skirts but have 'do not touch tattooed across their knees' – and said she was 'worried' about the effect the Me Too campaign may have on views of courtship.

Modern men are turning to gay affairs because they are 'terrified' of women, Jilly Cooper (pictured) has suggested

Modern men are turning to gay affairs because they are 'terrified' of women, Jilly Cooper (pictured) has suggested

Speaking at the Hay literary festival yesterday, the 81-year-old said: 'I have one adorable gay friend whose lover died. He's just started going on the internet now.

'It's all married men wanting to have gay affairs. Do you think men are so terrified of women, it's safer to get [it] on with their own sex?'

The author said that men's behaviour was 'very cyclical' recalling how men cried and grew beards in the Shakespearean era,

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