Wednesday 24 January 2018

Helen Moorhouse: Savile Lite -- why we don't have to tolerate casual gropers

I CALL it Savile Lite. Look at the photograph of 14-year-old Coleen Nolan being 'embraced' by Jimmy Savile on 'Top of the Pops' in 1979 and you'll see what I mean.

He couldn't hold her any tighter against himself, his arm clasped around her in a grip that ends with a hand that bit too far up the ribcage for comfort.

She's trapped -- not just physically, but by politeness, respect for what she sees as her elders-and-betters and social convention.

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