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WAWIBF... Ladies In The Media

3 June 2006

Never work with children or animals. Or, let's face it, women. More trouble than they're worth frankly. If they're not bending your ear with their incessant affronts to reason, they're smearing their breast-milk or menses all over your face like it's nothing to be ashamed of. Otherwise they'll just sit there, ovulating, and expect you to get on with your work. Or they'll shave their legs and paint their faces and dress so as to deliberately draw attention to their ornaments. They're no better than beasts. Or so the primitive hordes of foreign Europe seem to believe. Only this week, one woman in Germany has been fired for wearing sexy clothes on the radio and another in Switzerland has been vilified for appearing on television pregnant.

But the good news is that the sisters are standing up for themselves. After being fired because her 'skirts were too low' and her 'tops too short', DJ Lady Ray is now suing her ex-bosses at Radio Bremen for unfair dismissal. And Tele-Zueri weatherwoman Jeannette Eggenschwiler is vowing to stay put, despite receiving dozens of complaints from viewers about her continuing to forecast the weather despite being eight months pregnant. 'They seem to find watching a pregnant woman on TV embarrassing, and some have even attacked me personally, calling me "perverse",' she says. Quite rightly however, she refuses to hide herself away. 'I'll go off air when I'm ready,' she says. Or else she might just squeeze the little munchkin out during a forecast and the Swiss puritans can go hang.



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