Dame Joanna Lumley scoffs at ‘fashionable victimhood’ and says ‘women used to be tough’

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Dame Joanna Lumley has claimed that victimhood is the “’new fashion” for women.

Discussing the Me Too movement, the actress and presenter said that in her early days in the entertainment industry women took a “tough” approach to unwanted advances, but this has now changed.

Dame Joanna has claimed that victimhood is now the “fashion” for modern women and branded it “pathetic”.

She told Prospect magazine: “If someone whistled at you in the street, it didn’t matter, if someone was groping, we slapped their hands.

“We were quite tough and looked after ourselves… the new fashion is to be a victim, a victim of something. It’s pathetic, we have gone mad.”

Dame Joanna, who began her career as a model before earning parts in James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and The New Avengers, has previously been candid about her views on modern cultural trends and called for a return of the “stiff upper lip” attitude.

Dame Joanna Lumley scoffs at ‘fashionable victimhood’ and says ‘women used to be tough’

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