I think this is rather interesting and needs to be reblogged.
I have always thought that Capital.FM is very one sided when it comes to what it means to ‘represent women’ and I for one am not interested to just hear about news on celebrities, gossips, ‘girl stuff’ etc. I’m all for women empowerment, but if empowerment meant that I cannot go beyond the stereotypical women roles/interests, then how can Capital.FM blatantly say that they support women as a whole? Hence why I enjoy listening to BFM more. It’s a business station, yes, but there are more things to talk about instead of just business-y stuff – politics, family, life, interest, market, etc… Obviously Capital.FM has its strength in specializing women issues which as a woman myself, I thoroughly enjoy the idea of the existence of a channel especially for me(!), but I’m sure they can do more than just talk about make-up and shopping and gossip and what it means to be a ‘woman’ in the most stereotypical manner.
It’s interesting to see how this post can change the concept of the radio station. It has been such a famous post now, being shared around by everyone – mostly angry women (and men) perhaps?
(This is going to be a long one)
An open letter to Capital FM:
Dear Capital FM,
I’ve been thinking for a long time now and mulling over writing this, first because I don’t think merely writing about an issue would lead to direct, conducive change, it takes more than that, and I’m looking for more. My efforts now at most would raise the discussion and get some members of society to get some thinking going on. I’ve since come to adopt this as my purpose for writing.
Secondly, “Hate” is a strong word, but I used it in the title because I feel strongly about this issue. It’s dangerous to continue what you’re doing Capital FM; dangerous because this station represents the very opposite of what equality is, what women’s rights are, what feminism is and what women are, despite claiming to champion these things, and continuing to do…
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