The thing is, republican newswomen are more stereotypically 'hot.' They are just there to fulfill traditional female stereotypes on the air.
I think dialog about the hotness of women on the air as opposed to their merits, and as opposed to discussion of their appearances and how their appearances say something about the image constructed by the parties, is just buying into highly sexist dialogs.
The irony is that Rachel Maddow also exemplifies liberal female stereotypes on the air, but since being a traditional woman is no longer acceptable, no doubt she's more acceptable despite being actually just as stereotypical in her way.
And, it's not sexist to talk about someone's hotness. It's normal sex-positive behavior. The correct way to fix it would be to encourage dialog about the hotness of men on the air, not to remove the discussion of women's hotness.
I mean, the irony is that women on the air are allowed to be attractive, with a greater variety of dress and presentation. In contrast, men on the air are expected to mostly have the same rather sterile appearance.
Yes, but discussing "which newscaster is the hottest" is pretty much more than commenting 'these women are beautiful.' You don't see people comparing the hotness of all male anchors, although of course there are notable hotties like Anderson Cooper on CNN.
It's not a fruitful, nor is it a political, discussion to merely mention different women and hubba hubba over them.
"You don't see people comparing the hotness of all male anchors, although of course there are notable hotties like Anderson Cooper on CNN."
Female sexuality is seen as bad/non-existent, so it's unsurprisingly that you don't see it discussed out in the open that often. There's also fewer media figures hired to be attractive to women as a result.
So there's nothing wrong with straight men discussing the attractiveness of women, as that's just just normal sex-positive behavior. It's rather there being few opportunities for straight women to discuss the attractiveness of men that's sexist.
"It's not a fruitful, nor is it a political, discussion to merely mention different women and hubba hubba over them."
So it's not fitting to the Political forum to discuss aspects of political figures? It's not like he's discussing rock stars or actresses or such.