Saturday 25 November 2017

Deirdre O'Shaughnessy: Joanna Lumley’s sexual assault comments are from a bygone era of Mad Men

Joanna Lumley.
Joanna Lumley.

IT must be tough, being one of those people who is called upon for a soundbite every time a particular issue raises its head in certain sections of the media.

Since making comments on girls who “dress like trash” earlier this year, Joanna Lumley seems to be the go-to celebrity of choice for comment on sexual assault, sexism and the like.

That particular interview earned her a rap on the knuckles from feminists, who pointed out that that sort of thing is now known as victim-blaming and is completely out of step with modern thinking on sexual assault.

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