While Hillary Clinton is just into the first day what promises to be a fact-challenged race for the White House, a London newspaper is out with a must-read profile of Christina Hoff Sommers, who is known as the Factual Feminist.

Christina’s mission is to combat phony “facts” put forward by feminists, and the London Telegraph has taken note of The Factual Feminist:

Since it began a year ago, the channel has racked up millions of views across the globe – and rugby-tackled some heavy-duty issues along the way, too, including the wage gap myth, ‘GamerGate’ and recent Rolling Stone debacle.

Fans will already know Sommers from her two ‘meninist’ books, which she released back in the nineties and noughties (The War Against Boys explains why the school system is allowing young men to fail, whilst her other offering, Who Stole Feminism?, looks at fact rather than distorted folklore). Now she has migrated her message online where it’s courting a whole new audience.

So why, in an age of trendy man-bashing, has she decided to swim upstream on our behalf?

"It’s not so much that I speak out in favour of men, but rather in favour of truth. And we are drowning in untruths about gender right now," she tells me from her office in Washington, where she doubles as a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

"Women’s groups and the media tend to exaggerate women’s vulnerability and ignore the problems faced by men. If the reverse were true — if hundreds of advocacy groups, scholars, journalists and politicians were routinely repeating false statistics that put women in a bad light, or understated their special vulnerabilities, I would be protesting that."

Unsurprisingly, it hasn’t always been easy.

"When Who Stole Feminism? first appeared in 1994 I received fan letters from some well-known feminists, but – for the most part – the establishment was unhappy with my plea for moderation. I found myself excommunicated from the church of feminism.

"Some called me a backlasher, a traitor to my gender, anti-woman. One angry critic referred to Margaret Thatcher and me as 'those two female impersonators'.

Congratulations, Christina!