The human rights lawyer told the Daily Mail:
So, what’s latest on the human rights front then?
The female barrister who accused a married lawyer of sexism for complimenting her on her photo
Yesterday Miss Proudman said she felt compelled to ‘out’ Mr Carter-Silk, who has represented supermodel Elle Macpherson, because he is a senior figure in the legal profession and ‘had a duty’ to uphold laws against sexual discrimination.
We have reached the point where a lawyer specialising in this very area of the law seems to think that someone saying “Oooh, good lookin’ woman” is sexism and sexual discrimination?
Stick a fork in it, this civilisation is done.
Note that he’s not her boss, this was not a workplace discussion, this was just a comment on LinkedIn.
The row was triggered on Tuesday when Mr Carter-Silk wrote to Miss Proudman on LinkedIn: ‘Charlotte, delighted to connect, I appreciate that this is probably horrendously politically incorrect but that is a stunning picture!!!’
Meaning, I assume, that she had written to him asking him to connect to her.
Responding around nine hours later, she wrote: ‘Alex, I find your message offensive. I am on Linked-in for business purposes, not to be approached about my physical appearance or to be objectified by sexist men.’