Monday, April 24, 2017
Foxy Women, Again
Fox&Friends anchor Heather Nauert has been named the spokesperson of the US State Department (I guess for when there is a State Department, with actual people in it).*
This is a video compilation of some Fox discussions about the proper role of women in this world. It is condensed, sure, but it also covers only a small fraction of these kinds of discussions on Fox (I know, because I have followed them!). You know, the kinds where people earnestly debate the question: "Are Women People?"
We know what the powers-that-be at Fox News thought about the proper answer to that question: If those sluts aren't at home serving their children, then they are here to service us. Or something slightly less nasty, but along the same lines.
I'm pretty sure that being the spokesperson of the State Department isn't the kind of job Fox News believes women should have, what with lacking ambition and having racks and so on.
It's good to keep in mind that Fox News was established in 1996. We have had almost one generation's worth of arguments of this type, as a preparation for the Trump era where the president of the country can openly hold similar opinions about women, preferring to rank them by their looks and viewing their bodies as something automatically available to all powerful men who are "stars."
The invisible elephant in that history is the muted and scattered response from other media outlets to Fox News' racist and sexist views. Initially they ignored Fox, the crazy uncle at the Thanksgiving dinner, then they normalized Fox as just one part of the overall media, and then we got the pussygrabber-in-chief.
But at least he is surrounded by pretty women now.
* This post is not about Nauert herself. She may be competent for the job, for all I know. But she comes from the Fox stables where certain views are privileged.