Today’s sexual opportunists are more likely to be footballers and rock stars

What we’ve learned from Yewtree And that’s needed, for there is no doubt that a fair few people did think such behaviour was OK. Recently I talked to sociologist Ellis Cashmore, who has looked into this subject and said he thought that in the 1970s, such behaviour was probably regarded as a perk of the job. “It may disgust and repel us now,” he said. “But that’s the way it was. Not a violation of a code of ethics, but par for the course, the right of a senior” … What’s striking about the likes of Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall is that they were not stupendously handsome … [READ ON]

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