Look What the Discovery Channel Thinks of Female Engineers
The Discovery Channel is looking for someone to host a new show about engineering (warning: Craigslist ad could vanish without warning). The ideal candidate? “[M]ale, young to late forties, edgy, adventurous, and an innovator.”
I’ll be writing them a letter as soon as I can get beyond “Oh, for fuck’s sake, what the hell is wrong with you people?”. I suggest you do the same.
Here’s the reply I got from the woman on the other end of the craigslist posting:
Frankly, I don’t know why Discovery is interested in men as hosts. There channel tends to dominated by male hosts. I believe the perception is that its a “male” show.
I don’t completely follow that logic.. And hence, am considering women as well. I just can’t imagine men not wanting to watch attractive women talk mechanics and watch them blow things up. Seems about as American as Apple Pie in my opinion.
Well then! Women are okay as engineers – as long as they are also sexbots. I’m so glad that’s settled.