Women, it seems, are happy to take the blame for most things. Being too fat; being too thin. Not having children; having too many children. Even our own rapes. But now it’s gotten beyond ridiculous.
I read somewhere once that you could answer any Daily Fail headline question with ‘No’. It’s a little game I like to play in the office sometimes on a slow news day. Let me give you my favourite example from this week:
Are Holly Willoughby’s modest outfits to blame for falling ratings? The Voice’s viewing figures drop to 5.9m as host covers up her cleavage.
All together now…NO!
Apparently the fact Holly wore a high-necked dress on Saturday’s show is likely to be the very reason it was a series low of just 5.9m viewers. It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the fact it was the first sunny weekend of the year, and a Bank Holiday AND the start of Half Term for most families.
No it was definitely the boobs.
Unsurprisingly representatives of The Voice have not yet commented. Presumably because they’re too busy trying to scrape themselves off the floor with laughter over the sheer ridiculousness of it all.
I’m not linking to the story here. It reeks of sexist, misogynistic crap and what’s worse is it was written by another woman. I’m not touting the whole sisterhood argument here – I don’t buy into that – but surely as a journalist she must have died a bit inside when writing up that non-story?
From now on I’ll be sure to keep my boobs on display at all times. Who knows? They might have the ability to solve the Middle East crisis, end world hunger or even defeat religious extremists and terrorism.
Lord knows I wouldn’t want all that on my conscience just because I selfishly decided to wear a scarf that one time.
Angharad is a former radio journalist balancing a career in PR with an insatiable writing habit that spans more topics than she can count on her smaller-than-average hands. She's passionate about the media, women's rights and politics with a love of travel, culture, entertainment and all things lifestyle on the side. Interests include prolific online shopping (bit of a reputation in the office), musicals, dinosaurs (be honest, they're awesome) and tweeting anything and everything from @Welsh_PR