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Bill O'Reilly's “Culture Warriors” Decry Objectification Of Girls On “Hooters Girls” Network

Reported by Priscilla - October 9, 2009 -

Talk about mixed messages! Bill O’Reilly and his conservative, blonde wingwomen "Culture Warriors" discussed what some parents in California thought was a “racy” dance number at the local high school. While it seemed to me to be nothing more risqué than what is seen in any aerobics class, Margaret Hoover said that what girls need to know is that “the most important thing about them is their character and their intelligence, not their sexuality.” Oh, the irony, the irony!!!!

Hoover said that the dance moves, “spreading your legs and shaking your booty” were “overtly sexual.” Carlson didn’t like the girls “bending over.” And in response to O’Reilly’s comparison of the number to what is seen at professional basketball games, Carlson said that these girls should not be emulating the “Lakers Girls” and that when she went to high school, this would be seen as “certainly over the line.” She added that if the purpose of the dance number was to be racy “that sends entirely the wrong message to young women.” Hoover said that “our culture needs to communicate to these young women their value..girls at this formative age need to understand what’s important about them and it’s not their sexuality.”

Comment: It is to laugh uproariously!!!! Gretchen Carlson and Margaret Hoover discuss the objectification of women on a news network where shapely legs are more important than the ability to discuss world politics. Even more strange is that this discussion is being held in a format (family hour) which frequently features videos of girls going, if not wild, scantily dressed and doing erotic things. (Think Bar Rafaeli, “Patriot Girls,” and Padma Lakshmi’s hamburger). Gretchen Carlson is a former Miss America – a “pageant” that parades real life “Barbies” around like fairy princesses and USDA meat on the hoof. Carlson is part of a show that regularly features large breasted women, in short shorts and low cut tank tops, serving wings (up close and personal) to a very grateful Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade. So as far as female images and role models for young women, Fox ain’t exactly playing up the “character and intelligence” thing. And speaking of respecting women for their brains, isn’t that – uh – a librul feminist meme!!!!

Can we say “cognitive dissonance?” Go figure!