Strip Wars – Male Against Female!

Yesterday Morning on Sunrise, the beautiful Samantha Armytage was serenaded in honour of her Birthday by topless men showing off their muscles whilst attempting to dance.  (This is not disrespecting those male performers out there who can bust a move, but these blokes were particular awkward). It was not the bad dancing that made me think, but the idea of how this would play out on the flip side, Kochie’s Birthday.  Would Sunrise be able to get away with girls in bikinis dancing around the set in a sexy manner? Probably not! So why then is it ok for this male display of testosterone at 8:30am?   There is one important difference when we look at the world of male and female strippers and that’s humour. When men get a lap dance or watch a women spin proactively around a pole, they are not in fits of laughter but taking…

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The Truth About Low Self Esteem

The other week my attention was grabbed when Sunrise decided to go makeup free for one hour of the show with hosts bearing all and showing what they really look like underneath their metaphorical mask. This was something I personally had always wanted to do, as I wish that younger women were aware of how much work goes into being presentable for TV.  When they compare themselves to people in the media, they are looking at a dangerous false reality. My only criticism of the stunt was I wish they would have done this for more than one hour and continued it on through the network for the day.   Recently, I saw a photo of Lisa Wilkinson on Instagram also bearing all and going makeup free and filter free. Again I applaud her, but this photo was also taken at a distance in dim lighting and it was not…

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