I went to Oxford on a so-called liberal arts course... only to be fined £120 when I joked about my 'great rack'
The headline writer doesn't understand the meaning of "liberal arts".
'I thought my statement was really funny when I wrote it. I wanted to do something provocative.
'I wrote it in a hurry, I did it last-minute in a couple of days. But as soon as I handed it in, I realised it might be offensive to some people, so I rewrote it. The idea that I’m an anti-feminist is rubbish.'
This attempt at satire backfired:
The story hit the national press, and Madeline was devastated. Not only was her joke being treated seriously, but she now had to suffer her body being scrutinised to see if it was worthy of her claim.
‘There have been so many comments about my breasts on websites, which is creepy and horrible,’ she says.
I bet you can't guess which website has run four stories about Madeleine Grant and this vital issue since March, each one featuring comments such as:
‘On one, they ranked my looks with marks out of ten. I found it disturbing how casually a young woman is dissected.
‘One paper ran a picture of me in a bikini, which was taken when I was 16 and had been snatched from my Facebook page.
In a separate story, the Mail printed a photo with the caption: "Rejected: Willowy 17-year-old Madeline Jones