Female tv-hosts are experiencing sexism: ‘People need to take a deep breath’

There is nothing wrong in that ‘ugly women’ do not have a chance to be a tv host. And therefore, people should stop being outraged by this condition in the tv

Female tv-hosts are experiencing sexism: ‘People need to take a deep breath’

There is nothing wrong in that ‘ugly women’ do not have a chance to be a tv host.

And therefore, people should stop being outraged by this condition in the tv industry, believes author and lecturer Mads Christensen.

"People need to take a deep breath. In a visual subjects is ‘name of the game’. I think it is quite obvious that aesthetics is a term on the tv. That ugly women can't be tv hosts, by any you know," he says.

"Ugly people doing radio, while the beautiful people make tv. Such is the industry. Show me a different visual industry, where it is not such," he continues.

His reaction takes place on the basis of a debate that has arisen as a result of that the DR host Lise Rønne the other day in a feature article in Politiken shouted up about the sexism in the form of a degrading linguistic processing in the same newspaper.

the Debate has since evolved to address the sexism on the tv stations. For the ugly women will never find its way to the screen, reads it from the previous host on the DR programme 'Deadline' Nynne Bjerre Christensen.

Mads Christensen, however, does not believe that there is talk of women being discriminated against in relation to men. For it applies to all hosts that they need to look good when the notes appear on the screen, says Mads Christensen.

"I think not, it has something with sex to do. There is also not ugly male tv hosts. When you turn on his tv, it's like watching a purely modelling agency," he says.

He emphasizes that he is not in favour of the ‘ugly women’ exclusion from the tv hosts. But he recalls that it is an extension of the tv-medium's nature to highlight the ones that are stunning to look at.

"here mangfoldighedssnak is pretty hollow. If the sun and wind must be shared equally, so it becomes artificial. If you really wanted to give space to all, then we should also see both wheelchair users and the local population as hosts," he says, and continues:

"Women are burning out earlier in the tv industry, and how it is. It is certainly very unfair, and I sympathize, then, with the 48-year-old woman who is no longer doing well on the screen."

Nynne Bjerre Christensen told B. T. that she has an understanding of the mechanisms behind that attractive women are preferred as tv hosts.

"Basically, the editors don't want hosts to encounter the viewers from themselves," she said.

But she calls for the courage to do things differently.

"I think it is a cultural thing, as we can work with as a society. And the editors may be better to curate the hosts, which differ from the mainstream," it said.

Mads Christensen puts the statement in perspective. According to him Denmark is a pioneer, and the use of 'special sexy women' are much less common in this country than outside the kingdom's borders, he says.

"I have had the privilege to live in Italy, and there you have no chance, if you do not have artificial babser and a short dress on. In Denmark we are a thousand years ahead of them. It may well be even better, but it goes really well," he says.

Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 11:00

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