Incoming White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci commenting on press secretary Sarah Sanders’ hair and makeup reduces her to her appearance and is sexist, argues Casey Suglia of Romper. Women are too often judged for their looks in the workplace. They are perceived differently, even treated worse if they don’t wear makeup. Men aren’t subject to this kind of scrutiny and Scaramucci would probably not have made that comment had he been talking about a male co-worker. His words suggest that he views her performance based on her appearance, which is inappropriate and sexist.
Anthony Scaramucci simply gave Sarah Sanders helpful advice to present herself better at her job, which had friendly motivations and was far from sexist, asserts Marisa Schutlz of the New York Post. In their joined press conference they demonstrated unity and solidarity. The comment was also in reference to his own hair and makeup. It was implied that he too was using the makeup artist. Ultimately his words were praising the work of a makeup person and not directly geared towards Sanders. She confirmed that there was no malice in Scaramucci’s remark. The media is blowing its innocent meaning out of proportion.