Here’s a Twitter hashtag that’s worth a look — #morethanababe
Arkansas women journalists speak up about who they are — and it’s not about being an object for ranking on their looks in the long-running radio station “Babe Bracket” contest.
As yet, no male trolls have jumped in. Be sure they are out there. Men get sensitive about challenges to male privilege. The station in question, The Buzz, has informed the Arkansas Times it will have no further business relationships with us because of remarks I’ve made critical of the contest.
But never mind me. Read what the women have to say. My criticism of the shtick was inspired in large part by the all-male chatfests in which the boys, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson at one point, yukked it up and spoke with such
I have a BS in Meteorology from Texas A&M University. I'm an AM meteorologist for THV11. I'm an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. I'm trilingual: English, Spanish, French. I've hiked the highest peak in TX, I've hiked a glacier. #morethanababe #STEMAdvocate #DogMom pic.twitter.com/bsy0QzWFTh
— Mariel Ruiz (@marielruizwx) February 15, 2018
Why do women journalists have to take to Twitter to prove their worth? Because when I told a source yesterday that they were months late on a #FOIA response they asked me if I’d still be their valentine. #morethanababe
— Chelsea Boozer (@ChelseaBoozer) February 15, 2018
I’m a daughter, sister, girlfriend, journalist, IU Hoosier, barre enthusiast, role model to the younger generation, a firm believer in voluntarism, and so much more! That’s why I’m #morethanababe
— Isabella Moller (@imollertv) February 15, 2018
When I first heard about the bracket last year, I didn't believe it was real until someone showed me proof. And I still have no idea why it's gone on so long.
Every journalist I've ever met is #morethanababe. They should be treated like it.
— Emma Pettit (@EmmaJanePettit) February 15, 2018
There are many, many more. Check it out. (Where’s KATV in this thread?)