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 HOPE, A 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.