Intro to Women's Studies 2010

etsu: 2011-2014

Talent over Beauty

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I was reading an article online called Women in Sportscasting: A Brief History by Lou Schwartz, ASA President. In this article Lou states that “Women have come a long way in sportscasting; from just another “Barbie-on-the-air” image to complement the sportscasting done by men, to today’s qualified and respected professional hired for her skills and knowledge.” This quote was a big eye opener for me. I realized just how common it is to see females covering news on so many different types of sporting events. They are no longer hired for how to look or how many ratings they will bring the channel. I’m proud to live in this time period where women have more opportunities, based on talent and not beauty.


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