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Theblip | 17:27 Sat 24th Oct 2020 | Media & TV
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I usually love watching men’s rugby union but, call me old fashioned sexist or whatever, I don’t want to hear female commentators and experts like ITV had on today....and as has become the norm on tv in recent years. Their inclusion is supposed to be about political correctness and women’s equality. Yet I turn to BBC1 just now and I see Little Mix performing a highly sexual “dance” routine (basically cos it’s the only way to attract attention to their dire “music”). In what way is their twerking taking the cause of women forward in this PC age of equality? These are not the only examples, of course, but both happened to have been on mainstream telly this PM

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The equality bit is women being able to do both - or rather what they like. However as I have to endure the rugby I can confirm that neither OH nor I can stand the female rugby commentator, not because she's a woman but because she has the presence and personality of a pebble.
21:22 Sat 24th Oct 2020
They'll get where water can't, as my Dad would say - awful innit.
Should never have been allowed out of the snug, now look.
Who said Little Mix were ‘twerking’ to take the cause of women forward?
They are doing it because it’s sexy (if you like that kind of thing - not for me) and they’re making money for themselves and their agents.
Little Mix 'sexy', how can the meaning of words change so quickly?
Their choice isn't it ?
Fatberg busting is an vocation very underrepresented by the fairer sex and yet bizarrely I don't see many feminists decrying this heinous inequality towards women.
I know I'm old fashioned but it bothers me how Little Mix dress,look and move when they are followed by so many preteens.
I am nor sure what Little Mix has to do with sports commentators?
Roopower, hasn’t it always been like that? Think of Madonna and Cyndi Lauper. Pan’s People on Top of the Pops? Hot Gossip?
Theblip - I think you'll find the two are not really connected in a way that actually adds to the point you are making.

If you don't like female commentators and experts, that's fine, and if you don't like Little Mix dancing, that's equally fine, but the link you are drawing between the two is not really valid.

The point of female commentators and experts is to prove a fact - that women can be just as knowledgeable as their male counterparts, and make equally valid points and analysis.

The point about Little Mix is that they are pop stars, and this is the current trend for the way pop stars present themselves on television. It has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with 'taking the cause of women forward'.

Separating their appearance and routines from the exploitation of women in the real world, is the same as separating the sound of women commentators and experts on previously 'male dominated' sports - it's a matter of education.

That's the link - if you actually want one.
Two different issues - I rarely like to hear women commentators apart from the lovely Gaby Logan as was.
As for Little Mix I saw a programme recently where they were picking a pop act to support them (didn't intend watching but dog was on my lap and I couldn't reach the remote) and I though how much more attractive they all looked(relatively) in their 'civvies' during the interviews and what a load of tarts they looked in their stage gear.
The equality bit is women being able to do both - or rather what they like. However as I have to endure the rugby I can confirm that neither OH nor I can stand the female rugby commentator, not because she's a woman but because she has the presence and personality of a pebble.
i like to see some women commentators, they have knowledge especially one's like Alex Scott who has played football for England, so comes with experience, like the woman rugby commentator who also played her rugby for England,

as to Little Mix, i am ashamed to say i find that their stage wear wouldn't look good on most hookers, the ladies of the night type,
Alex Scott is very easy on the eye. Am I allowed to say that?
If women provide commentary on sports at which they are expert then it lends to the belief that women are equal to men in all things. This is proven by the advertising support ie no lipstick, or foundation, or shampoo, or toothpaste, or tampons/pads. Millions of women watch rugby each week and thousands have it as their preferred recreational sport. It is not as some suggest a mere empty gesture to equality particularly as the women experts are paid far more than their male counterparts.
Love "the presence & personality of a pebble" ... I'm chuckling here!!
the same could be said of many male commentators, personalities of a potato in many cases.
Like most of you, I don't mind watching women commentators.
It's listening to them that sets my teeth on edge.
I suspect many of you birds are confusing pundits and/with commentators.
you birds, what the hell does that mean

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