Look in the Mirror Buddy

10 Oct

Recently, a news anchor from La Crosse, Wisconsin, was slammed by a viewer for being overweight and being a poor role model for young girls.  Her name is Jennifer Livingston, and in my opinion, she is beautiful.  And intelligent.  And successful.  And a REAL role model for young girls everywhere.  Here’s why.

Clearly, the viewer who slammed her (who by the way is a man, doubly disgusting) has no idea what he’s talking about.  You are a man, what the hell do you know about females and role models for them?  I would rather have my daughter see a successful news anchor who’s overweight than an anorexic “actress” partying on MTV.

Does this guy have any clue what the average American woman looks like?  Let me tell you chump, they don’t look like the sticks you see on the cover of magazines and on TV.  They are real women like Jennifer and me.  Working women with careers who juggle many balls during the day to put food on the table and take care of their family.  Because of that, unfortunately, we sometimes put ourselves last.  It’s not that we don’t want to exercise or watch what we eat, but when you have kids, a husband, a job, and a household to manage, where’s the time?

Jennifer and myself are good role models for our girls.  We’re reality.  We’re not perfect and we don’t pretend to be.  We’re pursuing our passions and ignoring the naysayers.  Seeing what I go through will give my daughter a good foundation and understanding of what it takes to be successful as an adult.

So to Jennifer, thank you for being a good role model and sticking up for yourself (by the way, your brother Ron, OMG…all I’m sayin’).  To the bully viewer, until you are a woman and have to deal with everything on our plates, shut your pie hole.

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