Monday, March 10, 2003

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, AKA Ali G, famous for his interviews with leading figures in the public eye in which he makes them look as silly as possible, has conducted just such an interview with the feminist writer Naomi Wolf. He asked her if women would ever be airline pilots, rather than just handing out peanuts to passengers, and suggested that a problem with giving women rights at work would be that it would lead to them demanding them at home, too. Ms. Wolf has since suffered severe sense of humour failure, and is now speaking to her lawyers about it, apparently believing she has a legal right not to look silly.

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