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Presenting the most sexist news report of all time

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We would present this news reporter as a real-life Ron Burgundy if the whole thing wasn't so tragically unfunny.

On August 26, 1970, 20,000 women took to the streets of New York as part of the Women's Strike for Equality, marching for equal pay and rights, repealing of anti-abortion laws and free childcare.

But the sentiment was somewhat lost on the reporter a Cedar Rapids news station sent to cover the event.


Yes, you heard correctly, his actual sign-off was: "So remember, men, if you come to work tomorrow, and your secretary refuses to do the filing, and then go home and find that your wife has refused to do the cooking, don't blame them. Remember, you gave them the vote, 50 years ago. This is Mike Scott, male chauvinist [emphasis ours], TV 9, Eyewitness News." The clip is part of Mary Dore's new documentary She's Beautiful When She's Angry, which will be shown in full at film festivals next month. You can watch the trailer below.

H/T: [The Village Voice]1


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