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to wonder why the female co-presenter on Countdown has to dress like a stripper

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hamtastrophe Mon 21-Jan-13 15:08:38

Just that.

Is this 2013? Just utterly depressing.

Binkyridesagain Mon 21-Jan-13 15:09:29

What do strippers dress like?

bringnbuy Mon 21-Jan-13 15:09:34

so many female tv personalitys seem to have their baps out, almost prostituting themselves.

VoiceofUnreason Mon 21-Jan-13 15:10:10

I've never seen a stripper dress like the lovely Rachel.

ShatnersBassoon Mon 21-Jan-13 15:11:37

I don't suppose she has to. She must like the clothes, she probably chooses them.

Binkyridesagain Mon 21-Jan-13 15:13:15

Is the something wrong with women wearing what they want?

MrsBucketxx Mon 21-Jan-13 15:13:36

She is allowed to wear what she likes she is young and pretty, (unlike Carol voderman who dreses like this when she is waaaayyy to old, but thats another issue) sounds like your jealous


MissMalteser Mon 21-Jan-13 15:14:11

Carol vorderman didn't, I don't think she dresses like a stripper

hamtastrophe Mon 21-Jan-13 15:14:43

Every time I have the misfortune to see it while turning over to cbeebies she is wearing something very revealing.

Today she is wearing a skin tight pink leopard print.

Why? Why does my daughter have to be told that women have to dress in this manner in order to do some maths on the telly. This program is the sort of thing that I imagine a lot of slightly older school kids watch when they get in. What message does it give? Men can sit around in a suit while their 'assistant' pouts wearing a skin tight dress.

CheeseStrawWars Mon 21-Jan-13 15:14:57

Whatserface in dictionary corner doesn't.

hamtastrophe Mon 21-Jan-13 15:16:22

Yes, I am jealous. That is definitely what the problem is here.

Binkyridesagain Mon 21-Jan-13 15:17:36

Oh yes very revealing I can see her hands, neck, head and legs from just above the knees, no cleavage or fanny on show. I couldn't even see her knickers when she sat down

MrsBucketxx Mon 21-Jan-13 15:17:41

I mean now, mutton dressed as lizard.

MrsBucketxx Mon 21-Jan-13 15:19:36

Feminism allows you choice, choice to wear what she wants.

Its 2013 not 1913

IThinkOfHappyWhenIThinkOfYou Mon 21-Jan-13 15:21:57

She should be able to were what she wants. The men's clothes shouldn't be held up as the standard.

hamtastrophe Mon 21-Jan-13 15:24:06

binky the dress is revealing of her body shape and mahoosive tits. There is nothing wrong with women choosing to wear what they want. But that is not my point.

Her appointment to this role and her wardrobe choices are the result of the decisions made by the program's production team. They have decided that they will get bigger viewing figures if they put the assistant in a skin tight leopard print. It is this that depresses me. Is it any wonder that our daughters are feeling under pressure to be 'sexy too soon' when this is the sort of crap they are subjected to day in day out.

When I was a young teen, Carol Vorderman would have been in this role. She would not be wearing a skin tight leopard print dress. I would have been impressed by her maths skills, not wondering at her massive tits.

drjohnsonscat Mon 21-Jan-13 15:25:07

I don't know what they wear on Countdown but it is an ongoing issue on TV that the women have to dress like they are going to a nightclub while the men dress for the office. Drives me mad. It is a feminist issue - the fact that you in theory have the choice to wear whatever you like doesn't mean that society is not imposing pressures on you to look a certain way. It's the Bruce/Tess Daly problem in a nutshell.

Susan2kids Mon 21-Jan-13 15:26:56

YOu have clearly never seen a stripper. Whats a bit sad is that you feel the need to denegrate another woman for wearing clothing thats not terribly revealing and not out of place in most offices.

Binkyridesagain Mon 21-Jan-13 15:27:22

She as an intelligent woman, capable of thinking for herself, couldn't possibly have picked the outfit for herself.

Sallyingforth Mon 21-Jan-13 15:28:22

I haven't seen the pejorative term presenter and have no idea who she is, but I expect she got her tits out for the audition and now it's expected of her.

Binkyridesagain Mon 21-Jan-13 15:30:16

Her tits are not out, her dress is close fitting, put a jacket on and you wouldn't notice anything.

hamtastrophe Mon 21-Jan-13 15:32:12

I am not denegrating the presenter.

I am despairing of the status quo in our society that says women (particularly in the media) will be more successful if they confirm to a certain body shape and dress in a sexy outfit. Why is this ok? This view permeates every element of our media and it is very destructive to our childrens' view of the world.

I just don't buy the whole 'feminism means she can choose to wear what she wants'. I think her wardrobe on this show demonstrates that feminism has failed.

hamtastrophe Mon 21-Jan-13 15:36:08

But Binky if she has control of her own on screen wardrobe, why is she choosing this? What is going on in our society that makes her feel that she need to wear these outfits? Why isn't she wearing a jacket? Because she and her production team think it more beneficial to the success of the program if she wears skin tight clothes.

drjohnsonscat Mon 21-Jan-13 15:37:40

probably not stripper material but certainly not equivalent to what the men were wearing. But then when do you ever see a woman on tv wearing either a sober business suit (what the men wear) or a plain top and trousers without excessive flesh on show (again what the men wear).

I don't know why people struggle with the notion that there are different standards for women and that's wrong. A woman who can do maths is difficult for some people so we soften her up with glam clothes that show off her femininity. If a woman on tv doesn't do this (Mary Beard) she gets viciously attacked and here's how:

Binkyridesagain Mon 21-Jan-13 15:38:19

Why does there have to be a reason other than, she likes it, she feels comfortable in it and she wants to wear it?

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