"Why is it so hard to believe that a woman who is smart and capable is also a loving daughter, a loving wife, a good friend?" One female news anchor asked this poignant question and summed up our general bewilderment about the all-too-common sexism seen on cable news.
The non-profit research center Media Matters for America brings us "7 Times Women Kicked Ass On Cable News" and it's nothing short of completely invigorating. The video compiles clips of women news anchors shutting down sexist comments, stereotypes and erroneous information. We could all learn a little from fierce females like Rachel Maddow and Fox News' Megyn Kelly.
One of our favorite takedowns came from the compelling and articulate Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC when she described the importance of having women in powerful roles, no matter their political leanings: "Women, on the right on the left in the middle, they often try to fight for things that men, in all of these places, have ignored for decades."
So ladies, please keep kicking ass. We'll be cheering for you behind every TV set.