People are annoyed and confused by Brendan O’Connor’s latest Indo column  4 years ago

People are annoyed and confused by Brendan O’Connor’s latest Indo column 

Brendan O’Connor is a bit of an eejit at the best of times but his latest Indo column has shown him to be an out and out gobshite.

In the column, entitled “Me and the junior prostitutes' convention,” Bren shites on about walking through town on the eve of Rihanna’s Three Arena concert.

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The crux of the piece seems to be that young Irish girls heading to the concert looked like “sex workers” and that the young girls “emulating Rihanna” would be better off “going for a run or playing a game of football or something.”

Brendan goes on to further suggest that girls were infected with a detrimental sense of competitiveness and that boys were delighted that they had foolishly behaved in a such a manner.

“I realised that there was a competitiveness to the slutty dressing. It was a peer pressure thing. They were all trying to outdo each other by being more Ri-Ri than the next one. And I saw all the boys too, delighted boys, who possibly wouldn't be able to believe, if indeed they thought about it, that this was the gift feminism had bequeathed them. These young ones had the freedom to parade their booties down the road. It was female empowerment.”

Naturally, Twitter is outraged that a) The Indo published such tripe and b) Brendan can be so blatantly sexist and inappropriate.

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We highly recommend that you stay at home next time Bren.