We have a woman reporter here in town. When she first came on everyone commented on how good she was. She has started to gain weight and people are commenting on how she shouldn’t be doing the news anymore for that reason (she is doing more behind the scenes work now). I just saw a local commercial that she did. Everyone commented on how much weight she gained and she shouldn’t be doing anything on tv anymore. These are the same people who raved about how good she was.
I would like to know why it is such a bad thing that a woman has to be young and thin to do reporting but men like Howard Cosell can get away with it. I’ve seen overweight and bald men do the news. Why is that ok?
Before we discuss this, I would like to clarify something. I do not mean to troll (that is why I didn’t post in the pit. I don’t want arguments or flaming. I want an intelligent discussion). I do not want to discuss why thin women are considered the “ideal” in society. I want to discuss why WHEN IT COMES TO THE NEWS why the rules differ for men than women.
I believe there was a story about a newswoman suing to get her job back because she was fired because she was too old. Yet men her age are doing the same job.
No, stupid, it’s a boat!