STEVE PAIKIN THE AGENDA

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If Steve Paikin Wants Women On His Show, Maybe He Should Stop Insulting Them

Paikin offers up another reason women guests are so hard to come by, and this one will floor you. He says "we've also discovered there also seems to be something in women's DNA that makes them harder to book." I think the last time I read something along those lines was in my undergraduate women's studies critical theory course, but it was something written in the 1800's. According to Paikin: "No man will say, "Sorry, can't do your show tonight, my roots are showing." I'm sure these words will find their way in a women's studies course someday too, to be picked apart by clever students who won't believe for a second it was written in 2014.
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Hey Steve Paikin, Punditry Is in My Female DNA

I admit to be more than a little annoyed by Steve Paikin's comments on the lack of women in Canadian punditry. It was frustrating to hear his accounts of the replies he received when he asked women to appear on his TVO show The Agenda. Apparently, women's DNA limits their ability to manage such situations as punditry. No. I don't think so.