More on slut-shaming

You know what shits me about the coverage of Lisa Robertson, the woman who had sex with Ralph Fiennes in a Qantas toilet a few years ago? (Her court story is in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald today: Mile-high Qantas fling sent Fiennes’s lover into emotional tail spin). He was on his way to India as a UNICEF ambassador to talk about HIV awareness and safe sex, yet had unprotected sex with someone he’d just met. What a dickhead. And this little nugget of info was always the last or second last sentence of each article. But, of course, she was the one who copped all the grief in the media.

And while I’m pointing out the shit that is online news, the SMH Life and Style email today includes this bitchy little standfirst:

In stranger than fiction news, Mickey Rourke has convinced a Russian model to marry him.

And, the image chosen by someone at the SMH to go with an opinion piece by Briony Gordon – Heels a girl’s best friend – is of a young woman in her underwear and a pair of boots, sitting on a table surrounded by men in suits who don’t seem very interested in her. You can barely see the heel, but don’t let that get in the way of using an image of a nearly-naked woman.

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