Docsplainin' -- it's what I do

Docsplainin'--it's what I do.
After all, I'm a doc, aren't I?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


OK. That's it. I've had it with dude tv. I don't watch much any more, but I still watch a lot of news shows. But I've had it with them, too. I'm getting all my news from the paper from now on.

Why? The pornulated women. Sample: CNN. Wolf Blitzer--suit, tie. very nice. Deborah Feyrick--bony (has she had her molars pulled??), eyebrows plucked, tons of eye makeup, bright red lipstick. Some other guy--suit, tie. very nice. Senior Congressional Correspondent--two necklaces, plucked eyebrows, tons of makeup, capped teeth, bright red high-gloss lipstick on lips that look like they've been shot full of whatever those women plump their lips up with to make them look bee-stung. Next dude--coat, tie. very nice. Female economic reporter--neckline plunges so low that the bottom of it is not even visible on the screen. The division line between her breasts, however, is clearly visible. And so it goes, for half an hour. And that's just tonight's sample.

And why do we have to interview Michelle Obama in the frickin' kitchen?? What's up with that?? She's a Harvard-educated attorney for God's sake. Somebody aired that earlier this weekend, and come to think of it, that probably was really when the balance tipped for me.

On the local news, here in Atlanta, the women all (even anchorwomen) either wear little girl frills, ruffles, and ribbons (our mayor's trademark is a corsage the size of a dinner plate, but that's another story) or they look like they are headed to a cocktail party. One woman tonight, besides the plunging neckline, was wearing a velvet jacket. The guys are dressed for business in (usually) dark colors, while the women are wearing pastels or worse, neon-bright colors.

That's it. I've had it. I'll be back when they start taking women seriously. Or when they start plucking dudes' eyebrows and putting them on the air in Speedos so I can really see what I'm buying.


Anonymous said...

I watch Rachel Maddow. My limit of d00d teevee was hit a while ago.

Wolf Blitzer in a speedo makes my head hurt more than his verbal spewage. owwwwwww.

Virginia S. Wood, PsyD said...

Sorry you chose to be anonymous: You're funny! Come back some time.