At Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday, a woman rearranged her skirt and somehow made headlines at numerous newspapers despite it being about as newsworthy as water being wet.
Lucy Frazer, the MP for South East Cambridgeshire, was the unlucky woman who, according to at least one tabloid newspaper had a ‘Sharon Stone moment’, despite the footage being about as erotic as a trip to the dentist.
When Johann Carolus set up the world’s first newspaper we can only imagine this is what he had intended, people gawking at a woman’s dress riding up slightly in parliament, with papers packaging it as somehow ‘sexy’.
Normally, in a story like this we’d tease the video but there’s nothing to tease in this story, it’s just an uncomfortable woman adjusting her dress and the media getting an awkward erection from it.
Watch nothing happen here…
Even more disgustingly, some tabloids enlarged the footage and slowed it down, giving its horny readers ample time to see the politician readjust her skirt.
I wouldn’t mind if it was an embarrassing gaffe or something, but honestly this is literally nothing, all it does is objectify a woman who was described by Michael Gove as ‘one of the future stars of the Conservative Party’.
Even worse, the hornets nest that is social media was all abuzz at the idea of glimpsing a politician’s knickers, which is just sad considering how much porn there is available online…
@daily_politics I wondered who was wearing the very short skirt behind the PM. None other than my MP, Lucy Frazer!
— Ian Faulkner (@IanFaulkner3) September 7, 2016
Lucy Frazer MP. She can sit behind the PM anytime she wants #PMQs
— Barts (@Andrew182651) September 7, 2016
@OwenJones84 I think Lucy Frazer flashed her knickers on PMQs today
— ratonastick (@bluebottle53) September 7, 2016
I have no idea what's being said at #pmqs I'm transfixed by Sharon stone behind may
— RighterThanYou (@waynoo1) September 7, 2016
As I’m sure you can tell, my contempt for this story is sky-high.
It’s not news, it’s not entertaining, its just a visual monument to a slow news day – making a mountain not out of a molehill but out of a grain of sand.
Anyway, I’m off to do something far more noteworthy than readjust a skirt, and watch Netflix…