Terkel had every right to question why O’Reilly was speaking at an event organized to raise money for rape survivors. It would have been reasonable for O’Reilly’s to invite Terkel on to his show to debate her comments, but instead his response seemed designed to threaten and silence her and others who might challenge him.
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Would O’Reilly use a similarly derogatory term about an older male journalist? We think not!
The article reinforces the message that a woman, no matter what her other qualities, must be “hot” and that her value is rooted in whether or not men are “sexually excited” by her.
These ads send a dangerous message that women are sexual playthings whose dignity and individuality are secondary to the pursuit of male approval.
Chris Matthew’s comments serve to demonize contraception and public funding of reproductive health care.
Nip/Tuck’s effort to tackle the issue of breast cancer this season was completely undercut by this exploitative episode. The show took the very serious, topical matter of at-risk women having pre-emptive surgery in an effort to avoid developing breast cancer and turned it into a gory spectacle.
John Favreau was posed alongside a cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton as if groping her breast. What might his sexist conduct say about his attitude toward the women he is tasked to hire?