In its constant denunciation of feminists and feminism, it's clear that Fox News is not comfortable with the idea of women's empowerment. And what better way to strike back against empowered women than sexual harassment - be it the kind of unwarranted advances made in the work place or that which women experience on the street. But according to the lovely ladies and #one lucky guy on Fox's Outnumbered, "the show that sexism built," we gals really love the attention that we get when some macho sexist lout compliments us while we're in public. Boys will be boys, right? True story - as the saying goes, that's what she said. Women want it. Fox News says so, so it must be true, right?
Last week, the Outnumbered gang tackled the topic of catcalls. The truly "Clueless" Stacey Dash started the segment by articulating the timeless classic, "hey baby, how you doing?" The rest of the ladies laughed uproariously. Dash said that this is just one of many catcalls that women experience "and while some ladies find it offensive, others are embracing it." Dash referenced a "recent opinion piece" by a woman who "loves the attention." She read a quote from the Murdoch owned NY Post in which Doree Lewak takes pride in being objectified.
Asked what she thought, Dash said that "it's good" as long as the catcaller "doesn't come within arms length." Kirsten Powers opined that while she used to think it was sexist, "now I'm like if it doesn't happen excuse me, now it's good." Kimberly Guilfoyle chimed in, with sexy body movement, "then you give a little extra shake..." Sandra Smith said "what's it like being Kimberly walking down the street, woo hoo." Guilfoyle responded "let men be men, I just love em." After expressing some discomfort over catcalls when she's trying to get a cab or when she's with her little son, she concluded that "men are going to be that way, what are you going to do, they mean it in a nice way, I think, they find you attractive or they want to just pay a compliment."
In what could have been one for the most bizarre moments on Fox News, lucky guy, attorney Arthur Aidala demonstrated his cool move when he sees a pretty woman. He got up and clapped. Everybody laughed. He claimed that in 90% of the cases, "you get a smile." Dash added to the surreal atmosphere when she interjected that one of her admirers offered to buy her a pair of shoes. Guilfoyle said "it's nice when you get compliments from a man or woman." Sandra Smith asserted that she "would be flattered" if she received applause. Everybody giggled.
Fox News is the network for those who want to go back to a time when objectification of women was considered perfectly acceptable (men being men). So in appealing to that demographic, Fox has no qualms objectifying women who, as Gretchen Carlson informed us, are not allowed to wear pants; but, rather, are shown with as much exposed leg as possible. As such, Outnumbered is a perfect vehicle for the sexism of today's right wing. Not only do we have exposed leg, but the women actually claim they love being sex objects.
Megyn Kelly lamented the sexualization of women at the VMA awards. Word to Kelly - it's not the VMA awards that are the problem. The VMA's are up front about what they're doing. Fox News peddles its soft core sexism under the guise of "news." What's worse and why?! But hey, men will be men. Ya think!
It was obvious she wasn’t hired for her talent. She is nothing but a sexed up stage prop to draw in middle-aged viewers who stare at these women’s legs. That’s the goal of Nixon trainee Ailes. This old hog is more interested in women’s legs than news content.
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NOTE TO OUTNUMBERED
You have no problem dressing like women at the brothels as long as the checks come in, you sell-out bimbettes.