Friday 19 January 2018

Response to LinkedIn sexism row 'misogynistic'

Linkedin: Charlotte Proudman was contacted on the site
Linkedin: Charlotte Proudman was contacted on the site

Sophie Jamieson

A BARRISTER who named and shamed a lawyer twice her age after he complimented her on her "stunning LinkedIn picture" has hit back at critics who claim she has ruined her career.

Charlotte Proudman received a barrage of responses, many unflattering, on social media since making her exchange with Alexander Carter-Silk public.

The 27-year-old, who is currently studying for a PhD at Cambridge University, vowed to "endure (the) misogynistic backlash that accompanies calling out sexism" in order to encourage other women.

In the message, sent after the pair connected on the professional networking site, Mr Carter-Silk (57) said: "I appreciate that this is probably horrendously politically incorrect but that is a stunning picture!!!"

Ms Proudman responded by telling Mr Carter-Silk, a partner at international law firm Brown Rudnick, that she was only on the website "for business purposes", not "to be objectified by sexist men".

Irish Independent

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