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Lawyer Alex Carter-Silk, 57, told barrister Charlotte Proudman, 27, her photo was ‘stunning.’ She called him a sexist and shamed him online. Can we learn from this mess? A 27-year-old Cambridge-educated female barrister receives a LinkedIn message from a man 30 years her senior, telling her that her profile picture is “stunning.” She is offended by what she sees as his sexual objectification of her. She then screenshots the exchange and tweets it for all to see.

Charlotte Proudman has become a household name in the U.K. after she posted a LinkedIn exchange with Alex Carter-Silk, a 57-year-old senior partner in a major law firm, on Twitter on Tuesday.

In the message, Carter-Silk wrote to Proudman: “I appreciate that this is probably horrendously politically incorrect but that is a stunning picture !! You definitely win the prize for best LinkedIn picture I have ever seen.”

Proudman replied to him: “Alex, I find your message offensive. I am on LinkedIn for business purposes, not to be approached about my physical appearance or to be objectified by sexist men.

“The eroticization of women’s physical appearance is a way of exercising power over women.

“It silences women’s professional attributes as their physical appearance becomes the subject.

To paraphrase Freud, sometimes a compliment is just a compliment. Happy weekend folks!


  1. If you're going to begin an email with "I understand that this is probably horrendously politically incorrect..." stop typing.

  2. That is "stunning" in England. Guy needs to check the websites of some Miami firms.

  3. It wasn't the smartest comment to make but Jesus that lady needs to lighten up.

  4. I'm in the 'lighten up' camp too. Just because he made an inappropriate compliment doesn't mean that he's out to sexually dominate and control.

  5. I clicked on the link- but it said, "Error" unless its something on my end?

    Anyways, Happy Friday, SFL, GW & GB.

  6. Agreed. It's one thing to respond to him saying what she said. She certainly had the right to respond as she saw fit. But it's quite another to "shame" him by posting the screen shot for all to see.

  7. I fixed the link, sorry about that! I may have started my tequila treatment early!


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