Expensive Miss MANNERS: I have discovered that several female Television set anchors and reporters use skimpy outfits that would be extra acceptable at the beach.

Adult men always gown in suitable outfits, even though several females dress in sleeveless tops that do not look skilled. Why are women permitted to do this?

Gentle READER: “Allowed”?

Skip Manners has also seen the gender discrepancy in clothing designs amid male and woman newscasters. But she rarely thinks that performing journalists are insisting on carrying frivolous clothes on the task.

You may well contemplate the risk that anyone in the station or network hierarchy has decreed that feminine broadcasters ought to glimpse flirty — like flight attendants, back when they were being identified as stewardesses.