Don in hot water over dress comment

Don in hot water over dress comment

Don in hot water over dress comment

First published in News

An Oxford University classics professor has come under fire for a comment made in a national newspaper.

Robin Lane Fox claimed “a woman’s evening dress should look like an apparently stormable fortress” in a gardening column for the Financial Times.

Oxford University’s Women’s Campaign Officer Lucy Delaney told student newspaper Cherwell that the comments were “misogynistic” and “unacceptable”.

The professor later admitted to the Daily Mail he knew nothing about fashion.

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12:33pm Wed 26 Feb 14

robbo81 says...

sounds like Lucy Delaney should holster her handbag and quit trying to make a name for herself in some small time JCR rag.
sounds like Lucy Delaney should holster her handbag and quit trying to make a name for herself in some small time JCR rag. robbo81
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8:50am Thu 27 Feb 14

King Joke says...

I really don't see how this is mysogynistic. He did not, for example, say 'Women are thick and useless' which would of course be grossly unacceptable. All he said was that he likes to see women in evening dresses because he finds them attractive and he might like to see some of them in a state of undress. I've got news for Lucy, this is natural. (Most) men are attracted to women, and like to see them wearing attractive clothes. THis does not mean they think any less of them as people, it's just biology.
I really don't see how this is mysogynistic. He did not, for example, say 'Women are thick and useless' which would of course be grossly unacceptable. All he said was that he likes to see women in evening dresses because he finds them attractive and he might like to see some of them in a state of undress. I've got news for Lucy, this is natural. (Most) men are attracted to women, and like to see them wearing attractive clothes. THis does not mean they think any less of them as people, it's just biology. King Joke
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