Barrister Hottie website defies critics to rank female barristers

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  • A sad day for the Bar.

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  • A sad day for Not Amused, certainly. But with a name like that, it sounds like every day is a sad day. :-(

    I doubt the bar will crumble, but if the position of women at the bar is in such a fragile state that a flattering list of attractive female barristers will demolish it, then that's hardly the fault of the two girls who wrote the tumblr.

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  • It's outrageous. The website at Doughty Street Chambers has crashed....

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  • How could anyone not be flattered to be judged solely on how attractive they’re considered to be? Especially when the people doing the judging mean it in a like totally ironic way. We do, after all, live in a ‘lookist’ society.

    If only such a system of ranking female employees could be introduced into more workplaces. Arguably, the system would work in any setting where how you look has absolutely no bearing on your ability to do your job.

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  • Any good lawyer should be wary of judging a book by its cover...

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  • Marianne Butler is just gorgeous.

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  • I'm hoping that Sonia Van Gilder Cooke & Natalia Naish are hot too! Takes one to know one...

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  • If I am not mistaken these women were judged to be 'hot' by women ... surely that's not the point ... or is it? I expect they must have taken legal advice.

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  • Oh come on this is far too easy what about the ugly so and so's when do we get to hear about them. Right lets have it stop pussy footing around. We dare you!
    First of all which one can do the best impression of a Gurning. We want the pictures. Form an orderly queue horse collar in hand.

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  • I find it amusing that the male one is heavily based on their physique or ability to appeal to the emotional requirements of their prospective mates, but the female one is dominated by their educational or professional achievements. If the roles were reversed - the men judged by their achievements and the women by their looks, then no argument could be made that this was a 'counter-balance'. This is simply role-reversal, and it's still sexist.

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