How important is your choice of paper and more importantly do people have the right to judge you based upon your chosen reading? I regularly read (online and in paper format) the Daily Mail. I have never expressed any political views within the staffroom despite being politically mindful and I have an excellent relationship with the children at the school. Outside of the workplace I have a large eclectic mix of friends. However...I have become very aware that my choice of reading has caused a large fraction of the staffroom contingent to snub me. I have on good authority that ultimately they feel like the DM has no place in a state school staffroom. I'm well aware of the stereotypes regarding Daily Mail readers but surely I shouldn't need to force myself to read The Guardian to fit in?! Thoughts? My own opinion is that to snub someone on the basis of their choice of paper is as ignorant and biased as some of the views expressed within the DM itself! PS: It might be logical to suggest it's the fact that I'm reading my paper and not socialising that is causing the problem but I know this not to be the case.