This Woman Shut Down A ‘Sexist’ Lawyer For Complimenting Her LinkedIn Photo

09.10.15 4 years ago 2 Comments


A 27-year-old British barrister (a type of lawyer in common law jurisdictions) named Charlotte Proudman is fighting back against rampant sexism on LinkedIn, after going public on Twitter with a “sexist” message she received earlier this week from a respected lawyer almost twice her age. Proudman says she feels like men treat LinkedIn like it’s Tinder, and when 57-year-old Alexander Carter-Silk messaged her to compliment her on her “stunning” profile picture, she fired back, calling his behavior “unacceptable and misogynistic.”

Since speaking out, Proudman has gained the support of dozens of women on social media, who have all had similar experiences on the so-called business networking site:

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