Saturday 1 October 2016

Anton Savage: Loose Women is simple sexism

Anton Savage

Published 16/06/2016 | 07:24

Loose Women panelists. Photo: ITV
Loose Women panelists. Photo: ITV

Loose Women is simple sexism.

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The ITV show Loose Women had to be taken off air yesterday after a group called Fathers For Justice stormed the set protesting the "reverse sexism" of an all-women show.

Loose Women was forced off air when members of Fathers4Justice stormed the studio
Loose Women was forced off air when members of Fathers4Justice stormed the studio

Coleen Nolan and Co were understandably shocked.

The protesters may have picked a good target, but they did so for the wrong reasons.

Loose Women isn't reverse sexism. It's just sexism.

In offering a vehicle exclusively to women, it erroneously suggests that women somehow need cosseting.

RTE once subscribed to that thinking with the exclusively female-focused programme Women Today... in 1979.

Times are different now.

It's just odd that it took Fathers for Justice to highlight that to ITV.

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