But that’s the point —She’s not necessary dressing for men, she’s dressing because it’s what she likes. And the fact that (I think) she’s a much better journalist than her cohorts should trump all that anyways.She's a beautiful woman with poor taste in clothes and make-up that comes as across as desperate.
There are women the same age just as attractive that manage to look sexier than her but doing so quite naturally with more grace and style.
So she’s got her own fashion sense that I believe (though I can’t be sure) is her choice not the broadcasters. I understand is distracting or goes against some grain of propriety for some folks, but it’s 100% better than networks dolling up women news reporters (e.g., Fox news) specifically for sex appeal and of course all there’s the multitude of “weather girls” on display so we can get more depth in our meteorological understanding
It’s become a minor forum meme started when (I already forgot which) rider in the recent Romandie ITT had a really poor split time for the rainy descent. In the post-ride interview he said that he has a beautiful wife at home and wasn’t going to risk his neck on the descent.
Was funnier in the moment
Were men to be routinely judged on their looks the same way women are then perhaps such claims of 'equal opportunity' would be a badge of honour. They're not, it's not.If Jens was wearing hot pants and a half shirt I’d have some comments about that too.
So you don’t buy what I actually said so you can scold me for what you want or believe I actually think. Good stuff.Were men to be routinely judged on their looks the same way women are then perhaps such claims of 'equal opportunity' would be a badge of honour. They're not, it's not.
Were you simply judging Chennaoui's fashion choices you might, just might, be ok. We all judge Blight's fashion choices. I judge Lloyd's choice of branded corporate sweatshirts. But you're not judging the clothes, you are judging the person. You say the clothes make her look thrashy, a pretty loaded word.
You appear to have an issue with the fact that a woman might dare "show her legs", as if we still live in an era where the female body needs to be covered up.
You criticise her for being "painted up", claim that somehow that takes away from her credibility. I would not judge your credibility based on your looks, based on your clothes, based on your make-up choices. What you say is all I need to judge your credibility.
Why is it necessary for you to note that "she's certainly an attractive woman"? Are any of her male colleagues judged by the same metric? No, they are not. (And, as an Irishman, you can away and shite with your need to tell us her accent "is fingers on chalkboard to me.")
You feel a need to tell us that "Like any other hetero male, I find some women attractive. I like women."? That raises all sorts of questions. Serious.
As for "skanks" - do you ever read back what you write? Seriously, try reading back what you write. Calling Chennaoui a skank - and you have, even though you'll deny it - says more about you than her.
You tell us that "she's got more to offer than her looks." Really, it's hard to believe you think that given the way you are judging her looks. But again, in terms of credibility, what the effin' hell have looks got to do with it?
I am glad to see that one comment that basically slut-shamed Chennaoui by comparing her to a hooker - it worked so well for Armstrong with O'Reilly, didn't it? - has been deleted, but frankly this whole discussion sits wrong on a site that only a few days back was drawing attention to the way male cycling fans judge women in the sport on social media forums like Reddit. To be hosting this conversation here makes that article look like a total waste of space.
WRT Hatch, then. I thought he was totally wrong-footed today. He had prepared for a coronation and wasn't awake to the upset unfolding in front of him. Which, in a way, was actually something of a relief as I doubt if I could have coped with his histrionics today.
On the plus side, he did remember that Wales already had a Giro winner: Nicole Cooke ("Knee-coal Kok", it sounded like, but maybe that's the way they pronounce it in the Valleys, he's the expert on accents).
Have they wheeled Hugh Porter out for it?as the Giro is now a foregone conclusion, if you want to remind yourself why actually Rob Hatch isnt half as bad at this commentating lark as this thread makes out, do watch the 3hrs of Ride London Classique on the BBC today for a comparison.