The hashtag #morethanababe is catching fire on Twitter.
The hashtag, used more than 140 times by female journalists today alone, began as a response to the Babe Bracket, which is hosted by a Little Rock, Arkansas radio station.
TVSpy reported earlier this month that KARK news director Austin Kellerman called for the station to stop the sexist competition.
Now, the women journalists are speaking out. KARK meteorologist Isabella Moller was one of the first to use the hashtag #morethanababe on Twitter to show she’s more than just eye candy. The hashtag soon took off and news women across the country are now weighing in.
I’m a daughter, sister, girlfriend, journalist, IU Hoosier, barre enthusiast, role model to the younger generation, a firm believer in voluntarism, and so much more! That’s why I’m #morethanababe
— Isabella Moller (@imollertv) February 15, 2018
I have a BS in Meteorology from Texas A&M University. I'm an AM meteorologist for THV11. I'm an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. I'm trilingual: English, Spanish, French. I've hiked the highest peak in TX, I've hiked a glacier. #morethanababe #STEMAdvocate #DogMom pic.twitter.com/bsy0QzWFTh
— Mariel Ruiz (@marielruizwx) February 15, 2018
I’m a proud meteorologist and #STEMAdvocate. A degree in meteorology is essentially an applied math and applied physics degree. I’m currently working on a professional certification. As a scientist, I’m #morethanababe. pic.twitter.com/FWDmiY0xOv
— Jill Szwed (@JillSzwedWx) February 15, 2018
I’m a sports journalist with a B.A. in Communication and a Master’s in PR. I’m a former ACC softball champion who played on teams in the WCWS. I played in Europe. My sports knowledge is in-depth and comes from a lifetime of doing — I’m #morethanababe
— Dorian Craft (@doriancraft) February 15, 2018