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Amal Clooney Shuts Down Journalist's Sexist Question About What She's Wearing

29/01/2015 11:22 GMT | Updated 29/01/2015 14:59 GMT

Amal Clooney has shut down a sexist journalist in the best way ever after being asked about her outfit choice.

The human rights lawyer and activist is in Strasbourg, France representing Armenia in a case again the leader of the Turkish Worker's Party, Doğu Perinçek.

But rather than being asked about the complexities of the case, Paparazzi bombarded the lawyer with what can only be described as sexist nonsense. Yep, they asked her the age-old question: what are you wearing?

But, rather than getting frustrated, Amal responded with what is probably the best shut down ever.

"I'm wearing Ede & Ravenscroft."

For those not in the know, Ede & Ravenscroft is no high-end fashion designer. In fact, the brand is more well-known amongst the University set for their graduation gowns. And, of course, their lawyers' robes.

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Being a human rights lawyer is nothing to be sniffed at. And many men in the industry would be treated with the utmost respect by press.

But it seems that being a female lawyer, an activist and the wife of one of Hollywood's most famous actors means that any respect for your intelligence is suddenly lost.

Case in point, The Mirror used the following headline to cover Amal's court hearing: "Human Rights lawyer Amal Clooney robes up as she appears at Strasbourg court looking very confident."

And this is news, how? They might as well write: "Woman goes back to work looking great."

Here's to sticking two fingers up to sexist press coverage of incredible women.

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