Fox News has a problem with sexual harassment. Oh, really? I figured that out many years back when I stumbled across the program one day and saw cheap, tacky women babbling out the news. Their ridiculous outfits and over done make-up screamed “Hanky panky is going on over here!!’
I don’t have a TV in my house. I watch TV when I visit my mom, who, by the way, refuses to allow Fox news on in her home. So, I have to sneak and watch Fox News (to see what the other side is claiming…) and have never watched the news program for long periods of time. (Full disclosure.) From my quick glimpses, I was always dumbfounded as to why the station would ask women to parade around like hussies and why the women would accept this. Hadn’t they seen Christiane Amanpour, Melissa Harris-Perry, Gwen Ifil, Kristie Lu Stout, Robin Roberts, Fredrika Whitfield to name just a few stellar female newscasters who consistently deliver the news with panache and style? I could never hear what these Fox women were saying or pay attention to their names because I was too busy staring at them shocked, thinking to myself, “Why are her titties hanging out like that?” “Can’t she find a dress to cover her skinny legs and scrawny behind? She looks awful!” Or, “Who piles on make up like that unless they’re going out clubbing?” and, “Who takes that woman seriously?” I never bothered to learn their names because I understood from their baby talk voices and tawdry clothing these women wanted me to gawk at them – and not listen to what they were saying.
Apparently, I wasn’t alone in noticing that something was clearly (wrong) going on at this station. Articles in the Atlantic, Huffington Post, and other media outlets pointed out Fox News’ insistence on glammed up news girls. Youtube is jammed packed with videos showcasing Fox News girls’ legs. One man – Daniel Gilbert – has a channel dedicated to showcasing female newscasters’ legs especially at Fox.
And now all these women are coming forwarded claiming sexual harassment against all the big names at Fox -first Roger Ailes and now Bill O’Reilly. Women are sharing that they were forced to wear short skirts and high heels at Fox; Jedediah Bila revealed on The View Fox’s specific dress code forbidding pants. Not to slut shame or blame the victim, but were these women really surprised when they looked down and saw Bill or Roger’s hand on their exposed boob? How long did they think they could “deliver the news” before they got felt up?
I’m sure little girls watching Fox News understand a “career” at Fox News is similar to a career as a poll dancer with the same risks and work hazards.
But, I will boycott any advertiser supporting this mess and encourage you, Ladies, to do the same.
Let the house of cards fall where it may.