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to be a bit fed up with smiley female presenters?

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janelikesjam Tue 16-Oct-12 23:22:15

I have watched a couple of series recently with female presenters. One about "Servants" and another "Divine Women" about women and religion. They were both enjoyable, interesting documentatries. But I noticed the attractive, intelligent presenters seemed to find the need to smile alot of the time at the camera, even when completely inappropriate e.g. commenting on something quite sad or difficult. The presenters were serious academics so why do they feel the need to do this smiley thing? I don't think male presenters are always smiling in this way unless something is really amusing.

<today I am having a fed-up-with-being-a-woman-day>

mrscumberbatch Wed 17-Oct-12 00:38:22

The Servants one was enjoyable but her face was annoying me by the end too.

I did enjoy Mel and Sue on Bakeoff though.

eBook Wed 17-Oct-12 01:08:58

YANBU. It shows how even in the most intelligent programmes, women are usually expected to be "attractive" and fanciable by the male viewers, and that means the body language of the submissive smile.

Any of the "Grumpy Old Women" would be much more engaging!

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