Story and image by Caley Bedore.
Hey girls, it’s been a wild ride. We have fought hard over the years to gain equality and have certainly come a long way. However, as I am packing up my books this year and getting ready for my life as a journalist in the “real world”, I have been starting to notice something frustrating. The world is still run by men, especially in the news industry – where I will hopefully be working.
In the media world it is very easy to see that my hopeful career as a broadcast journalist will probably have a short shelf life. If you are an overweight, white male then you have nothing to worry about and will likely be able to read the news until you croak right there on air. But, if you are a woman – your success reporting on-camera is probably tapping out as soon as everyone gets an HD-TV and a wrinkle decides to appear on your face. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is.