Friday, October 08, 2010
THE CURLY HAIRED ANCHOR BAN
As a curly haired person, I have wondered something for a long time: why aren't curly haired women allowed to anchor the news?
If you just plug in "news anchor" to Google images, you will not find a single curly haired woman in the bunch. Not one! While there is more ethnic diversity than there used to be, that diversity stops when it comes to hairstyle. All women must submit to the stereotypical, straightened, laquered news helmet. (See Megyn Kelly above.)
So I want to know: what the hell is wrong with curly hair?
Are curly haired women viewed as untrustworthy? Unprofessional? Crazy? Unkempt?
Who decided that a woman with curly hair can't read a TelePrompter? News organizations will occasionally let a curly haired woman report from a war zone, but she tends to be wearing a flack jacket too. So I guess the curly hair is a prop, conveying the message that, "I'm a serious journalist. You can tell because I have no time to flat iron my hair as the bullets whizz past my ears."
So I say enough with this shameful ban on curly haired women at the anchor desk.
It's time to show some Curly Pride.