Presidents Club dinner reveals fatal flaws in how we think about ethics


The event was bad, the timing was worse.

As one industry after another was being exposed for sexism, the #metoo campaign gathered momentum and the British celebrated the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote, the Presidents Club in London held a black tie charity dinner.

  • Nick Spencer
  • Brisbane Times

For men only.

Rena 7gAn undercover journalist snuck in as one of the many specially-hired young table “hosts” at the dinner in January, wearing near-identical skimpy black dresses.

Through the night the hosts were repeatedly groped, propositioned and demeaned by rich, drunk men who were charity-bidding for, among other things, a night at a Soho strip club, and a…

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