In a long-term effortless effort to prove a point on sexism, Australia’s Karl Stefanovic, a popular morning show host from “down under,” wore the same suit for a solid year and no one even noticed.
With only his female co-host, Lisa Wilkinson, and another Today team member in the know, Stefanovic proved that women are continuously judged on their appearance, whereas people couldn’t care less what men wear so long as they’re doing their job well.
No one has noticed; no one gives a shit. Women are judged much more harshly and keenly for what they do, what they say and what they wear. ~ Stefanovic – Fairfax Media
In contrast, Wilkinson faces harsh judgements on a daily basis regarding her appearance, ranging from her clothes, her hair styles, to her make up, basically her overall appearance. Wilkinson cited one letter in her 2013 Andrew Olle lecture where a viewer wrote: “Who the heck is Lisa’s stylist? Whoever it is has Lisa in some shocking clothes. Today’s outfit is particularly jarring and awful. Just my two cents worth… get some style.”
Wilkinson hears this sort of comment daily, sometimes multiple times in a single day, yet Stefanovic didn’t hear any critiques from even one person. He wore the same damn thing every single day for 365 days (and counting!), while in the public eye no less, yet the only criticism anyone received on their appearance was Wilkinson. It truly makes no sense whatsoever and screams “sexism” in every way.
I’m judged on my interviews, my appalling sense of humour –- on how I do my job, basically. Whereas women are quite often judged on what they’re wearing or how their hair is.
Point made, good sir, point made.