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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 13: Megyn Kelly, anchor of The Kelly File on the FOX News Channel speaks during the FortuneÊsummit onÊÒThe Most Powerful WomenÓ at theÊMandarin Hotel October 13, 2015 in Washington, DC. Each year Fortune compiles a list of the countries most power women thatÊspans industries as diverse as finance, retail, and entertainment. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Writer Beth Teitell has an interesting piece in the Boston Globe today about women newscasters and sexy clothing.

It came on the heels of Heather Unruh‘s interview in New England Living TV where she confessed that “women are ‘encouraged’ to dress more provocatively than I feel is appropriate for delivering news.”

Remember the dress Bianca de la Garza wore during Hurricane Sandy? It caused quite a storm of its own!

Sex sells, but should the news be off limits? Are bare arms and plunging necklines part of the job? And why do women bear the brunt of the changing style? (I’ll bet no one is asking Randy Price to wear Spanx or lose the top button.)

Here’s the story. What do you think?

Why TV newswomen look like they're going to a cocktail party - The Boston Globe

Should a TV anchorwoman be required to dress for work in a cocktail dress? Or stilettos? What about body-hugging tops? The always-simmering wardrobe issue flared recently when Heather Unruh, the longtime WCVB-TV anchor who abruptly resigned last fall, told New England Living TV that "Women are 'encouraged' to dress more provocatively than I feel is appropriate for delivering news."