A news anchor who regularly wears pants on air fired back after a viewer told her to to try ‘dressing like a normal woman’


Maggie Vespa

Maggie Vespa, a reporter and weekend anchor for KGW-TV, spoke about the pressures women face daily in an on-air commentary about dress codes.
Vespa said she received Facebook messages from a male viewer who told her she should try “dressing like a normal woman” after she went on air wearing high-waisted pants.
In response, she wore high-waisted pants five days in a row and also sparked a conversation about policing women’s bodies.
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A news anchor in Portland fired back at a viewer who told her she should try “dressing like a normal woman” after she went on air wearing high-waisted pants.

After a male viewer criticized her look on Facebook, Maggie Vespa, a reporter and weekend anchor for KGW-TV, spoke about the pressures women face daily in an on-air commentary about dress codes.

“I’m a pretty secure person but 10 years ago this would have rattled me,” she told USA Today. “I probably would have stopped wearing whatever that guy was criticizing and I would have gone out there with my minuscule paycheck and tried to buy some more clothes and tried to adjust. I remember that time, and I just thought if someone is starting out and getting comments like this, me calling it out for what it is might make it easier for them.”

Vespa said she received two messages from a male viewer who criticized her pants. In one message the viewer said her pants “ride halfway up your torso.”

“Please change your wardrobe. You’re way too pretty to look so foolish,” the viewer wrote.

Read more: A newscaster dropped her ‘TV lady uniform’ in favor of expressing her true style: ‘I’m just getting dressed the way I feel comfortable’

In another message, he wrote: “OMG you really looked uncomfortably (sic) tonight. Try dressing …read more

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