Friday, February 27, 2009

Where Have the Ladies Gone?

Where have all the ladies gone? Those who know me know I love to stir the pot like any good fashionista. I am just as busy as any other 20 something juggling multiple jobs and a shoe obsession, but to be clear, I always manage to put on my clothes before leaving the house, let alone taping a television show. When did it become mainstream for lady lumps to be placed on display like accessories? You know what I'm talking about; it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "boob tube".

Until recently, I was blissfully ignorant to the notion that it's totally trendy to put on a show with your "accessories" while actually, well, putting on a show. I was recently held visually captive by a television program hosted by a 20 something woman like myself, but here's the kicker - she was in hot pants delivering a report. I'm not sure what the topic was, I was too busy trying to figure out what message she was aiming to send with her attire. I have but one question for her: "Why are you hurting your own kind?"

Vivienne Westwood once said, "You have a better life if you wear impressive clothes". Will someone please explain to me what type of impression hot pants are supposed to leave us with?

I will say this only once for all the hard working ladies I know both in front and behind the camera: "Be fabulously professional and cover it up, Cookie!" We ladies are working too hard to be set back by your "talent", or lack thereof. We are in the business of television news and entertainment. Perhaps you are better suited for an adult industry? No shame there - just please, own it and move it...to Silicon Valley. And that's how the cookie crumbled. Good night and good luck ;)


Spo said...

I think its a result of 80's mainstream cock-rock and the internet porn boom of the 2000's. But you're right. There aren't enough ladies around anymore.

A Cuban In London said...

The camera, dear, the camera. You could be delivering the news in your knickers, if you so wish, but please, alert the cameraperson first. Also, get the producer and editor involved. Nice post.

Greetings from London.