I think the bottom line Alessandra Stanley is trying to make, is that women are overlooked in television news. They are seen as too sensitive, incapable of doing a “man’s” job, and are not taken seriously. It portrays this ideal of women having to use style and personality to succeed in this field. The author uses women like Katie Couric and Dyane Sawyer to support her argument, and exemplify how they fit this ideology of how women should be represented in television news as an anchor.
Why do you think women that show their ambition too openly are punished for it?