From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Things get ugly for journo after beauty comments
Wednesday 02 May 2012
Self-proclaimed “beauty” Samantha Brick sparked outrage today after claiming that some women were “too ugly for TV,” writes Louise Nousratpour.
Journalist Ms Brick, who was recently ridiculed for claiming “women hate me for being beautiful,” defended sexist remarks by TV critic AA Gill that BBC2 Meet The Romans presenter Mary Beard was too unattractive for television.
“While Ms Beard is a supremely intelligent woman…the plain truth is that Ms Beard is too ugly for TV,” she wrote in an article for the Daily Mail.
Do Ms Brick or her co-thinkers ever ask whether men on TV, intelligent or not so intelligent, are good-looking or not?
She said: “Women working in the media continue to face double standards, yet we know the public want to see, hear and read contributions from a diverse range of presenters, journalists and actors, not just – thankfully – the beautiful.”
Historian Mary Beard, who has been branded “too ugly for TV” by self-proclaimed “beautiful journalist” Samantha Brick, has said she will not lose any sleep over a “silly fuss”: here.
What We Look Like: A Comic About Women in Media. Anne Elizabeth Moore and Robyn Chapman, Truthout in the USA: “‘What We Look Like,’ with Anne Elizabeth Moore and Robyn Chapman, is a follow-up to Ladydrawers’ look at women’s participation in the labor force. This time, we look at why the diminished economic status of women isn’t popularly considered, even beyond media’s gendered hiring practices. The representations of women that do result are a far cry from the reality – compare for yourself!” Here.
Think sexist advertising isn’t a big deal? Think again: here.
Why It Sucks to Be a Woman in the Video Game Industry; here.
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