Weather Girls

Where did the Weather Girl stereotype come from? H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Getty Images

CORRECTION: We mistakenly say Afro-Brazilian weathercaster Maria JĂșlia Coutinho founded the anti-racism organization Criola. In fact, Jurema Werneck founded Criola. She launched the campaign "Virtual racism, real consequences" in response to a flood of racist Facebook comments directed at Coutinho, who is Brazil's first black primetime TV weathercaster. Via BBC.

Episodes sources:

"Brazil Is Putting Racists On Blast By Putting Their Racist Messages On Billboards Near Their Homes." Clutch.

"Dianne White Clatto, Nation's First Black TV Weathercaster." St. Louis Public Radio.

"Female meteorologist in LA given sweater on air to cover skin, Twitter erupts." Chicago Tribune.

"Hell Yeah, Black Girls Run the Weather!" Ebony.

"I Was the BBC's First Female Weather Presenter." The Telegraph.

"Television: A Change in the Weather." The New York Times.

"TV Meteorologist Fires Back at Haters Who Shamed Her Pregnant Body." Yahoo.

"Weather Work for Women." LIFE.

"Women and Weather Jobs: The Big Freeze-Out." Frank N. Associates, Inc.

"Women TV Meteorologists Love This $22.99 Dress From Amazon." Buzzfeed.

Academic insights:

"Weather Girls: An International Issue." Claudia Padovani. University of Padova. June 2016.

"'Weather Girls' On the Big Screen: Stereotypes, Sex Appeal and Science." Nyssa Perryman and Sandra Theiss. American Meteorological Society. March 2014.