Topic: television

Why the Hell Should We Care If Female News Anchors Want To Go Sleeveless?

Why the Hell Should We Care If Female News Anchors Want To Go Sleeveless?

Over at Slate Libby Copeland made a fuss about female news anchors wearing no sleeves on camera. She said that for some notable anchors like Mika Brzezinski, Gretchen Carlson, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford (I guess we can call them news anchors?) sleeveless dresses and tops could even be called defining characteristics for them. Yes, female anchors are less covered up than they were even 20 years ago (she mentioned that in her first few years at Today Katie Couric wore turtlenecks under blazers) but why the hell do we care? More »

In Character: Olivia Pope

In Character: Olivia Pope

Ok, tell us: Is there anyone chicer on teevee than Olivia Pope? And the fact that her clothing has a chance to say anything amidst all the plot and ACTION on Scandal is pretty remarkable. Here’s how she gets the job done (and she always gets the job done). More »

Reality Shows We Actually Want To Watch: Female Entrepreneurs Duke It Out

Reality Shows We Actually Want To Watch: Female Entrepreneurs Duke It Out

When women are thrown in a room and then filmed for reality television, things can get pretty crazy. Even if there isn’t a designated competition they are supposed to be participating in, one automatically forms regardless. On the Real Housewives of Insert City, the cast competes on everything from who has the most money to friendships to who has the most important charity (which entirely defeats the purpose). Shows where women compete for love are even worse. Women degrade themselves over a mediocre guy who promises them the world (BECAUSE HE IS ON CAMERA). Even on cooking, modeling and adventure competition shows, the women are often portrayed as catty and crazy while the guys are just looked at as competitive. More »

Ann Curry Was The Victim Of A Powerful Boys’ Club

Ann Curry Was The Victim Of A Powerful Boysâ Club

According to a stunning new New York Magazine article, Ann Curry’s last days at the Today show were tougher than the opening scene in Saving Private Ryan. Everyone in America knew it was bad when Ann made her tearful goodbye and wouldn’t let Matt even hug her, so imagine what it was like to actually work there. The detailed NYMag article by Joe Hagan paints a picture of a powerless Ann stuck in the middle of an established boys’ club, led by Executive Producer Jim Bell and anchorman Matt Lauer. More »