Stick some body bits

The Sun presents you with the chance to make your fave celeb body.

The basic idea is this: you pick a woman (celeb), take the bit of her you like best (legs, bum) and stick them onto the bits of other women that you like the look of.

Have a go here (scroll down and click link).

I admit I tried it. The outcome is a gruesome hotchpotch of limbs – can we really suppose that the Sun was trying to drill home the message that the whole really is greater than the sum of the parts? If only.

“Man banned from talking to women”

That’s what the headline says.  But it’s actually not that at all.  A man with a pattern of cycling up to women he doesn’t know, grabbing their bottoms, and hurling abuse at them has been banned from approaching women he doesn’t know, in the open air, unless he has good reason for it. But you can bet this story will get reported as something much more dramatic, based on the headline, and used as an example of feminism gone mad.  This sort of sloppy reporting (and headline writing) has played a really important role in convincing people that laws against sexual harassment are ridiculously restrictive.  (For more on that, see this excellent article by Deborah Zalesne.)