Women on Tv

Steve Paikin's Right: Women Avoid the Media Spotlight

Shari Graydon | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Living
Shari Graydon

Don't blame the messenger, folks: When Steve Paikin, host of The Agenda blogged and tweeted recently about the show's difficulties in recruiting female guests, he elicited a firestorm of protest. But what he says rings true to me. Our experience is that women decline interviews much more often than their male counterparts. The data in the chart below was drawn from surveys of university professors, business and NGO leaders from all over Canada. We asked them to identify why they turned down media interview requests. Their answers fall into three main categories.

Steve Paikin Mansplains Lack Of Female TV Guests

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Living

Steve Paikin, host of TVO's current affairs show "The Agenda," has angered plenty of people with his recent blog post entitled, "Where, Oh Where, Are ...

Being Polished, Being Plain, and Being OK With Both

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Living
Marni Soupcoff

Now when someone fixes my collar or warns me about the lipstick on my teeth before I go on TV, I'm only a little mortified; mostly I'm grateful. Because they aren't trying to attack who I am or tell me I'm not good enough. They're trying to help me get my point across by helping me clear away distractions.