More than 190 of Britain’s leading female actresses are demanding an end to sexual harassment ahead of the Bafta Awards.
For today’s definition of sexual harassment crosses over the line into comely young females using their being comely and young to gain work.
No, I do not mean that it’s just fine and dandy that every young woman who wants to strut their stuff on screen has to watch the producer toss off into a palm plant – and certainly not that rape is just dandy nor fine. But comely youth is something valuable and it’s absolutely certain that one or two have sold it over the years. It might even have been the marginal wannabes doing the selling but still…..any bird who has been to the screen test interview with an extra button undone on the blouse has been doing exactly that.