'Your barrister boyfriend' founders plan female equivalent

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  • If you have ever made a judgment on whether someone is attractive or not, then you have absolutely no right to moan or complain as something so trivial as this hotness table that was put together. Those people complaining about it stink of the middle class dilemmas discussed round some Islington dinner party by people who love the smell of their own farts.

    I am a bloke with a legal education. I have no qualms whatsoever with Hot Male Barrister. In fact, I looked and thought 'he's actually not that hot, don't care what charity work he does'. If you can not have a jovial laugh, you are boring and it is best we don't meet in a pub because I prefer people not to have stuffy personalities that are about as interesting as a wet carrot.

    Sometimes I think people in the legal profession think that they are somehow better than other people. We are not. Our poo smells as much as the next person's. Personally, I suggest Charlotte Harris takes up advocacy work at the Bar if she hasn't done so already, she gets my vote. Hot stuff.

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  • I couldn't agree with Quasimodo more. The problem with extending this approach to women (barristers, or other professionals for that matter) is that for decades women have been hired, or not hired, on the basis of their appearance, and it has taken an inordinately long time to change that approach. Indeed it has not entirely gone away. Men have not hitherto, usually, been subject to having the same emphasis applied to how attractive, or unattractive, they are, and so it is much easier to treat this present list of "hot" men as the joke it is intended to be. Indeed, part of the joke is that it somewhat levels the playing field as between the way men and women have historically been regarded. If it is extended to the 20 "hottest" female lawyers, whilst it will no doubt flatter those who are included, I fear that it will be a retrograde step in the fight against women lawyers being regarded by reference to their looks rather than their brains. I started practice in the era when that was the case, and I would not want to return there.

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  • I have to agree with Quasimodo's comments. The "hot male" list can be a light-hearted subject simply because men's looks are not something they have to spend a lot of time or effort worrying about. Not so for women; and this can have a negative psychological impact on many women, as well as the time and effort involved.

    I'm all for people taking care of themselves and their appearance, but how liberating it would be if women had the same level of pressure in relation to their looks as men do (i.e. not much).

    In that sense, the "hot female barrister' list is, in the words of the song, just another brick in the wall.

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  • Why not one for Judges?

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  • If you do not take issue with a "hot male" list, you cannot in a fair and equal society subsequently take issue with a "hot female" list. A fair and equal society either accepts both or neither, it does not apply different standards depending upon gender. Is that not what we have always wanted?

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  • It's a joke, people - rather an amusing one at that. Man up and let your hair down. Looking forward to some more amusement from that blog.

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