NEW YORK – Introducing Sylvia Ann Hewlett, the author of a new book entitled “Executive Presence,” on an episode of the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends, hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade advised their female viewers that the only way they’ll ever succeed in business is if they dress and act in as subservient a way as possible.
Women should wear “well-cut jeans with a colorful top,” explained Doocy, while an on-screen graphic instructed women not to raise their voices. “You really want to look as attractive as possible if you want to get ahead in this world.”
Though co-host Anna Kooiman tried to argue that women “shouldn’t be so focused on what we look like, and what we’re wearing, but what our mind can do,” Doocy and Kilmeade were having none of it.
“All I’m saying is then when a woman walks into a room, nobody is looking at her mind,” said Doocy. “You need to grab our attention with something like a close-fitting top or low-cut neck line. Or if you’re not comfortable up top, show off a little leg.”
“Also a little thing that you think is important is your presentation and your voice,” co-host Brian Kilmeade added, referring to author Hewlett. “Keep it low, don’t speak loud.”
“For women,” Doocy emphasized.
“Right, women,” agreed Kilmeade. “Obviously men should be as loud as they need to be to get their point across.”
Hewlett went on to explain that historically, women from the South were taught to “fill the air with words… but oftentimes that undermines you, just rambling.”
“Don’t talk too much,” Doocy recommended. “Know when to just shut it and let your curves do the talking.”
Kooiman and Hewlett both nodded silently in agreement.