Is that a leather skirt?
Thought you could ‘rock that look’?
It’s time to end these goddamned, airbrushed glamour shots of media executives.
So ridiculous. So narcissistic.
Men in powerful positions just have to stand there in a frumpy suit and they get total respect.
Women don’t have that luxury because men won’t allow it.
And that’s the real issue here. (For the record, I love fashion and wearing nice clothes – that’s not the point here at all.)
Perhaps it’s the Hollywood Reporter’s fault for deciding to sex up the Women In Entertainment Power 100 visuals by employing an army of stylists – but I think it’s important to other women struggling to move up male dominated ladder if the women actually at the top project a more realistic self image.
I don’t recall the Men In Entertainment Power 100 photo spread showing Rupert Murdoch with a spray tan and a speedo.
Women aspiring to reach top positions in Entertainment shouldn’t be made to feel they have to dress a certain way in order to get to those positions – as though it’s a requirement for the job.
And, yes, I realize many will say it is a requirement for the job – that how you look is just as important as how much you know. But I think it’s time to change all that – leather skirt by leather skirt.
Jill Kennedy – OnMedea