pretty and smart
Pretty and smart is still an unbeatable work combination.
That’s right kids, not Smart and Pretty, but Pretty And Smart, just in case you were wondering on which trait you should base your self worth first.
I know one big city mayor who used to run a high profile company and only wanted pretty girls around his bullpen. The overweight young woman whose bra straps always showed, and who had the unfortunate habit of burping out loud, lasted minutes before being moved quickly to another floor.
As an overweight young woman, who believes in the right of people with vaginas to occasionally expel gas via their mouths, and whose bra strap has never fit right because the clothing industry hates her, I just want to take this moment to say THANK GOD FOR THAT POOR GIRL. Seriously? Who is PROUD of working for someone who is blatantly superficial. I’m glad she got herself out of the harem.
I mean, I know that’s what every woman wants. We all secretly long to work for a boss who values us for his view of our cleavage over anything productive we can actually contribute. I can hear the protests now “But, But, he respects me for my IDEAS.” That’s right honey, your boss is thinking about your ideas while he watches you saunter through the office in your Jimmy Choos. And while he admires your gold flecked titties, he’s thinking ALL about that last presentation you gave.
In addition to Courtney’s great points, one thing that I find really appallinga bout this article as well is, it exsists in a world where men have all the power and women are flirting with them to get that power. Seriously. She talks about flirting with powerful men, and male bosses. She totally glosses over her period of time with a female boss, talking about how insipid she found working with mostly women. She even talks about working “with” women, and not much about working FOR women. I can’t help but wonder if perhaps the reason she doesn’t like working with or for women is because they expect her to actually be capable. You can’t flash your straight female boss a come hither look and get a promotion.
I’m thrilled for Betsy that being a hottie has allowed her to flirt and hump her way up the corporate ladder to a place where she can sexually harass whoever she wants. But frankly, I’d rather be ugly and unsuccessful than successful and secretly wondering if I got where I am just because my bosses liked to look at my tits.