There Were No Survivors
Via Ace of Spades
Okay, so there were survivors, but everyone's reputation has been sullied and everyone's nerves have been shattered.
Because you can't say something nice about a feminist, ever, because their hearts are full of poison and their heads are full of snakes.
This man wrote that the woman's picture was "stunning" and could "win a prize." And then he very mildly expressed an interest in "working together," which, sure, is really code for "I'd like to date you, if you're interested," but still, that is a pretty soft gesture of interest. *
And that was it.
But that was enough.
Because she decided she had to publicly name and shame this Photo Rapist in the press.
By the way, having gone into Maenad Outrage mode, some other lawyers at large law firms are now saying that they would not relish working with her.
And so she's now also claiming "misogynist blacklash."
And this all started because a man said her photo (not her, mind you, but her photo) looked "stunning."
That's the basic story; here are some links and quotes.
The first story:
A barrister has named and shamed a senior partner at a London law firm who sent her a LinkedIn message praising her "stunning" profile picture.Charlotte Proudman received the message from Alexander Carter-Silk, a senior partner at the London office of solicitors firm Brown Rudnick, after they connected on the professional networking site.
Mr Carter-Silk sent the controversial message with the subject "RE: PICTURE".
It said: "I appreciate that this is probably horrendously politically incorrect but that is a stunning picture!!!!
"You definitely win the prize for the best Linked in picture I have even seen.
"Always interest [sic] to understant [sic] people's skills and how we might work together."
Ms Proudman, who describes herself as a "fearless feminist" on her Twitter biography, replied to Mr Carter-Silk, telling him she found his message "offensive", and his behaviour "unacceptable and misogynistic.
"I am on linked-in for business purposes not to be approached about my physical appearance or to be objectified by sexist men.
"The eroticisation of women's physical appearance is a way of exercising power over women. It silences women's professional attributes as their physical appearance becomes the subject.
"Unacceptable and misogynistic behaviour. Think twice before sending another woman (half your age) such a sexist message."
The barrister, who is also studying for [get this] a PhD in sociology at Cambridge University, then took screenshots of the correspondence and posted them to Twitter.
Ms Proudman told the Standard she is seeking a public apology from Mr Carter-Silk, has contacted the CEO of Brown Rudnick to complain about the message, and will also be referring the matter to the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
You should read the rest. She goes on to describe the comment as an, get this, attack.
Now, having drawn huge amounts of attention to herself, she now, get this, draws still more attention to herself, by complaining of the first round of attention she sought.
Read the rest here...