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What’s With the Cleavage?

What’s With the Cleavage?

OPINIONS:

By: Kathleen Hall

What’s with the women news anchors and interviewers showing so much cleavage on television? To say I am appalled is an understatement. I thought the news was about intelligent, thought provoking information to the public not about being seductive.

Many women like myself have worked tirelessly, demonstrating in enumerable marches across the country and spending much of our lives getting women many of the rights we enjoy today. I just don’t understand this ridiculous trend of women exposing their cleavage with skintight blouses or dresses in the media today. I don’t remember great journalists and anchors such as Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer and Christiane Amanpour flashing their cleavages with skintight clothing to the universe.

Is it fear of aging insecurity or competition between these women? Why are intelligent women feeling the need to flash the public? The viewer’s eyes naturally go to their cleavages. It is such a distraction. I guess this is the goal these individuals and networks want to achieve. Is the reason for the cleavage trend to have more audience views? If so it is a pathetic, desperate approach by both the women and the networks. Why aren’t these women capitalizing on their skills such as their knowledge, riveting reporting or their articulate opinions? What examples are they setting for the younger women trying to get in the business?

Do you really have to show us your cleavage? After all most women have cleavage but don’t feel the need to expose it daily to the public. What do you think?


Dr. Kathleen Hall, internationally recognized lifestyle expert in stress, work-life balance and mindful living, is Founder and CEO of the Stress Institute and The Mindful Living Network. Author of 3 books; Uncommon HOPEA Life in Balance and Alter Your Life, media including: The Today Show, Dr. OZ, Oprah and Friends, Martha Stewart Living, USA Today, CNN, FOX, and Forbes. When she is not at work, she commits her time saving animals’ lives through Habersham Humane Society. For more information about how to get in touch with Dr. Hall, visit: www.stressinstitute.com.

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2 Comments on "What’s With the Cleavage?"

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  1. Dear Dr. Hall,
    I fully feel for your feeling of disdain, however, what is the reason you really expect things to be different? Why don’t the women wear dress suits at the Academy Awards together with the men’s tuxedos?
    The lower bodily desires will triumph if left unchecked. The drive for power, control and money is very great. And the power of femininity (including the hormonal drive behind it) is the greatest power in the world.
    I also feel sad that this is the “success” of the women’s rights movement. But boys will be boys and girls will be girls. Unless you prefer the same-sex alternative…
    Keep up your great work and messages for the world!

  2. dj says:

    I agree. It seems the women on Fox News haven’t realized they HAVE THE JOB and don’t have to show cleavage in order to be hired. I find it disturbing to view their breasts at 6am. It seems totally inappropriate to me.

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