WSB (B98.5)/Atlanta's Melissa Carter Featured on HLN's 'The Daily Share' For Gender Discussion
July 21, 2016 at 1:28 PM (PT)
COX MEDIA GROUP AC WSB (b98.5)/ATLANTA's MELISSA CARTER was featured on HLN’s "The Daily Share" YESTERDAY regarding The TAD & MELISSA Show" segment, “Your Man ____ Like a Girl” discussing the phrase “’Like a girl’…is it hurtful or harmless?”
CARTER explained the genesis of the segment saying, “The segment originated when I heard TAD’s high-pitched sneeze, and thought it sounded like our producer JEREMY, whose voice is frequently mistaken for a woman’s. Based on that, we launched the conversation with listeners, ‘Your Man ___ Like a Girl.’”
Female listeners immediately began calling in to share their stories with TAD and MELISSA about their men who laugh or scream “like a girl.” The light-hearted joking spurred a serious conversation on social media about the phrase and its effect on young men and women who view this phrase as an insult.
A producer for HLN heard the bit, was concerned about the phrase "like a girl" and the message it sends and invited CARTER to be part of a segment on "The Daily Share." The discussion weaved through complicated issue of gender equality and the importance of empowering women to change the definition of doing things “like a girl.”
The full HLN segment can be viewed at snappytv.com/tc/2407591.