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Tracey Spicer opens up about 'endemic bullying and sexism'

Posted by: Michael James | 26 October, 2012 - 1:03 PM
Tracey Spicer reading news at Channel 10 (FFX)

Journalist Tracey Spicer has written an impassioned letter on behalf of all women in the media industry who have had dealings with misogynist men.

IMAGE: Tracey Spicer at Channel 10.

Tracey says she was originally asked to write the piece as part of the 'Women of Letters' program but it has since gone viral online. 

“The title was ‘Write a letter to the moment the light went on’ and suddenly the light did go on for me,”

 “I thought I’m sick of being treated like this, I’m going to write a letter on behalf of all the woman in the industry who have been through what I’ve been through” she told Neil Mitchell.

Tracey says she has subjected to an range of insults and abuse throughout her time in the media but admits ‘it was much worse 15-20 years ago’.

‘At the time you kind of laugh along and think ‘Oh well they’re just joking and then over the years you think ‘No... this is actually endemic bullying and sexism and it has to be labelled for what it is’ she said.


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Neil Mitchell Neil is one of Australia’s most experienced journalists with success in newspapers, radio and television. He was one of the youngest editors of a daily metropolitan newspaper, The Herald.


Blog comments Your Say

  • Hang on a Minute Melissa & I say ti you Tracey you should never have to be subjected tio sexism yiu are doing such a grea jiob. in is nothing to do with being told what to do it is how yiu are treated at work.

    JASON & MELISSA FROM BORONIA & FERNTREE GULLY Tuesday 30 October, 2012 - 7:34 PM
  • oh dear not another self-serving victim...er... Tracey, who elected you to speak on behalf of all the women in the industry??? Enquiring minds want to know

    Enquiring minds want to know Tuesday 30 October, 2012 - 3:04 PM
  • We should not forget also how bitchy,power happy and downright nasty some women can be.Have I seen the claws come out over the years.

    poptart Tuesday 30 October, 2012 - 1:46 PM
  • To all you cynical skeptics what if your mothers or daughters were subjected to harassment and bullying by a control freak would you react the same way? I will answer No of course not so you are all hypocrites.

    poptart Tuesday 30 October, 2012 - 12:54 PM
  • Tracey, sexism aside, if you don't want to be told what to do, then work for yourself.

    David Evans Friday 26 October, 2012 - 6:20 PM
  • she obviously got her job due to looks,now she is old job gone.its called reality not misogynisy

    garry Friday 26 October, 2012 - 6:05 PM

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