A Sky News presenter part-blamed women in 'short skirts' for sex attacks. This is how the internet responded

Harriet Marsden@harriet1marsden
Friday 20 January 2017 14:30

In the US, a man who was once recorded uttering the words 'grab them by the pussy' while referring to women is about to become president.

Over here, a Sky News presenter suggested 'drunk women in short skirts' must take some responsibility for sex attacks.

Stephen Dixon was co-presenting Sky News Sunrise and was discussing a report by The Fawcett Society.

The society found that almost two out of five men (and a third of women) thought victims of sexual assault were to blame if they were drinking late at night in revealing clothes.

Dixon suggested that women need to take "personal responsibility":

I'd be responsible if I was out provoking someone.


A Sky News spokesperson told The Independent that Dixon was "playing devil's advocate" and "not reflecting a personal view".

But many people who saw the report thoght that he was out of line:

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