Our thanks to Cheryl for this, in today’s Independent on Sunday. It follows the story of the 57-year-old lawyer who complimented a 27-year-old barrister on her LinkedIn photo.
Cheryl writes, “I’m sick to death of silly women claiming men have been overwhelmed with desire for them in the office, on public transport etc. Either they’re fantasising or (less likely) men have found this is a tactic worth trying with gullible women. The second paragraph of the piece is ridiculous:
It happened to me last year when a male colleague told me I looked well, which sounds innocuous enough but what he actually said, in a small office in which we were alone, was, “Wow, you look well. Really well. Seriously, you look great,” while giving me the up and down with his eyes, at which point my discomfort was such that I was ready to throw myself out of the window. And yet there he was, in his cack-handed way, trying to pay me a compliment.”
We must assume that while Ms Sturges was ‘ready’ to throw herself out of the window, she didn’t actually do so.