It was a tweet from Andrew Collins that opened my eyes to the reason... the gratuitous use of pretty young ladies to sell the story (and so their papers and TV shows). What a terrible state of affairs! Those poor naive girls, used by sexist men to sell their tawdry media output. Tch!
But what would be a more acceptable image?
Would you rather this...
|All A-level students are attractive women, mostly with blonde hair|
|Give us a kiss and I'll get you a place at University|
I know which I find more unacceptable.
PS. Actually, I'm a big fan of Mr Gove. But he is a bit odd looking, isn't he?