Anyone who watches “Nikki & Sara LIVE” knows Sara Schaefer and Nikki Glaser like to bring out the LOLs. But the women can get serious sometimes, too, and Sara used her Twitter account to bring up the issue of sexism.
One half of “Nikki & Sara LIVE” Tweeted:
— Sara Schaefer (@saraschaefer1) October 3, 2013
She wrote her Tweet in a funny way, but what she showed — well, it’s not funny. At all. And it’s not hard to spot the difference in this casting call. Both the male host and the female host are supposed to be funny, smart, charismatic, etc., but only the female is required to be “very attractive looking” and have an "interesting face.” It doesn’t matter how the male host looks, but the female host has to look a certain way in order to even be considered for the job.
Sexism goes on like this on a daily basis, and sometimes it’s so ingrained in our society that people don't even notice it. Lauren Mayberry of the band Chvrches recently wrote a stirring article on sexism for The Guardian and she asked, “Is the casual objectification of women so commonplace that we should all just suck it up, roll over and accept defeat?” (Hint: The answer is a resounding “NO.”)
Kelly Martin Broderick recently took a stand when a sexist meme was made about her, and the female DJ duo Jane Doze fought back after Spinnin’ Records posted a sexist image on social media. MTV Act also recently spoke to Laura Bates, the founder of The Everyday Sexism Project, to talk about ways to combat sexism. Sara, Lauren, Kelly, the Jane Doze and Laura all know that sexism in any form is unacceptable, and we need to do something about it.