Britt McHenry

Britt McHenry

Women and Adversity: Britt McHenry: Civility and Accuracy

 The parking lot attendant told Britt McHenry a camera was recording her rant, but the ESPN reporter didn’t stop insulting the woman. Rightfully so, McHenry was suspended from her job for a week. You can hear the recording at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9d1_1429192014. There is no excuse for McHenry to use the F___ word and to tell the woman:

  • I have a brain and you don’t
  • Maybe if I was missing some teeth, they would hire me
  • Lose some weight, baby girl

Joe Concha, a media analyst, doesn’t defend McHenry’s rant, but does point out a concern: the video is edited. Read about that at http://www.mediaite.com/online/media-mob-steps-in-it-again-fails-to-vet-britt-mchenry-story-in-rush-to-judgment.

What can women learn from this?

  • You are always on camera when you are in public
  • As a writer give due diligence
  • Do unto others….

Article By: Jo Ann Mathews

I published three ebooks in 2020: Women and Adversity, Honoring 23 Black Women; Women and Adversity, Recognizing 23 Notable Mothers; and Women and Adversity, Saluting 23 Faithful Suffragists to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. These books are meant to be study guides for all students from grade school through college to help in choosing topics for assignments and to learn more about these noteworthy women. Go to amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and goodreads.com to learn more.

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