Too Sexy For Her Job At Citibank, Fired — Fair?
Lots of foofaraw about Debrahlee Lorenzana, a 33-year-old woman who is now the scratching post for anyone self-righteous with a keyboard. She has big breasts and wears tight clothing and is beautiful. Apparently, the guys she worked with at Citibank just couldn’t handle all that gorgeousness and asked her to tone it down a little. Then they fired her.
Here’s the story.
Puhleeze. What’s next, boys, a burqa?
One nice thing about working alone at home is that no one — nope, not even the UPS guy, the only person I see many days — cares what I wear or has a thing to say about it. The downside is you get a little feral. “Dressing up” means putting on a bra and some deodorant. Brushing hair? Optional. Makeup? Nope. Men who work at home don’t have to shave or polish their shoes.
Journalism generally rewards smarts and toughness, not silk and linen and labels. As a working writer or photographer, you need clothes, in most jobs, that you can run and stretch and kneel in. I once wore an Army surplus jacket while covering a Royal Tour of Queen Elizabeth — all those pockets were great for notebooks, pens, granola bars. Chic? Not so much.
I’ve seen plenty of women dressing badly — exposed bra straps, flip flops (?), exposed feet that need a pedicure, slutty stuff. But, it’s their funeral. Women do have choices, and making lousy ones is their option.
Should women dress all bland and boring and buttoned-up so we don’t discombobulate the boys? Men, what say you?
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