Controversy: A woman claimed a TfL ‘Thought of the Day’ board encouraged sexual harassment (Dina Rickman)
Our thanks to James for a piece in yesterday’s Evening Standard. The start of the piece:
A fierce debate has erupted over whether a Transport for London Tube station board urging passengers to give compliments amounted to encouraging sexual harassment.
Piers Morgan waded into the row after an image of the ‘Thought of the Day’ sign was posted on social media by commuter Dina Rickman who claimed it could invite commuters to “sexually harass a stranger”.
It read: “When you see something beautiful in someone, tell them. It may take a second to say but for them it could last a lifetime.”
Ms Rickman tweeted the picture with the caption: “Thought of the day: why not take the time to sexually harass a stranger.”
Her post was retweeted by Mr Morgan, who wrote: “Everything that’s wrong about modern feminism right here.”
Four years ago Dina Rickman, the swivel-eyed Looney Tune who tweeted the silly remark above, and I were in a studio discussion (video, 15:20) on London Live TV. One of the 177 comments on the video, from “Miss Peori”:
Was Dina on cocaine or something? It was hard enough to listen to her bullshit without also having to watch her chase the mice in her brain.