Scandal over Oxford student's "great rack" manifesto
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A student at Oxford University has been criticised for using her “great rack” to try to win votes in the election for Union Librarian. Madeline Grant, a student at St Hilda’s College, wrote in her election manifesto, “I don’t hack, I just have a great rack.” And that if voted in, she would be “Committed to helping members pull.” The 19 year-old former model also boasts to have had “a hug’n’kiss” from Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp. The comments have landed Grant in a sexism row, with the manifesto being deemed “deeply offensive to both men and women.” Some Oxford students have called Grant’s decision to print the manifesto demonstrated “a distinct lack in judgement.” Writing in Cherwell the Oxford student newspaper, one union member commented that the manifesto was, “Very damaging to the perception of movement associated with the union,” adding that it was “deeply saddening to see women objectifying themselves in manifestos.” Defending the move, Grant said that her action was meant as a “light-hearted satire on an organisation often seen very seriously,” and notes that an amended manifesto was sent out to union members prior to the elections. The student’s mother, Sally Jones, of Warwickshire, confirms that the “breast references” had been removed from the manifesto following complaints. Grant’s manifesto now reads, “I don’t hack; I am just here for the craic.”
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