Feminism | Posted by Eliza V on 01/29/2016

It’s Time To Stop Excusing Sexism As A “Joke.”

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Mel McLaughlin and Chris Gayle

Mel McLaughlin, a well-known and respected Australian sports commentator, was recently tasked with conducting a post-match interview with cricketer Chris Gayle. The reporter asked professional, thoughtful questions about the match — which Gayle ignored. The athlete instead took the opportunity to comment on McLaughlin’s appearance.

“Don’t blush, baby,” he said after asking her out on the air, commenting on her eyes, and making a number of other inappropriate comments. Although clearly uncomfortable, McLaughlin remained extremely professional throughout the ordeal. She ignored Gayle’s comments and asked more questions about the match. Unfortunately, her professionalism did little to deter Gayle from continuing to make unwanted advances.

After the clip aired, many expressed outrage on social media and Gayle’s own club even reprimanded him. But Gayle hardly …

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Feminism | Posted by Andrew L on 05/3/2011

Katie Couric: What Does Her Reisgnation Mean?

Katie Couric

For fifteen year Katie Couric said good morning as the co-anchor of NBC’s TODAY show until 2006 when she left to become the new anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with her first broadcast on September 5, 2006.

Couric had big shoes to fill, taking the seat once filled by Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather, but none so big as her own. Couric was the first solo female anchor of a weekday evening news program on one of the three traditional U.S. broadcast networks, later joined by Diane Sawyer on ABC. However, Couric is now expected to resign her role in June.

In five short years Couric was won a pair of Edward R. Murrow Awards for best newcast and interviewed the likes of President …

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