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Sexual Capital  -

August 26th, 2011

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Should women use their looks and sexuality to get ahead in the workplace? Yes, please!

In a controversial new book, author Catherine Hakim argues that women should flaunt their “Sexual Capital” in order to gain a stronger foothold in corporate America. Some feminists are outraged at Hakim’s book, but the idea seems anything but shocking or new.

Since the beginning of time the cave woman that got the biggest pterodactyl burger wasn’t the best gatherer or the finest seamstress, but rather the one with the biggest yabbos who laughed at all the men’s jokes. Fair? Nope. Human nature? You bet your sensitivity training manual from HR.

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Numbers

13%

Of women said they would have cosmetic surgery if it made them more competitive in the workplace per a study done by Newsweek. 10% of men said they would do the same.  

“Hey, Stu! Nice ass implants.”

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Go home, take a paper bag, cut some eyeholes out of it. Put it over your head, get undressed and look at yourself in the mirror. Really evaluate where your strengths and weaknesses are. And be honest.

Joan Holloway giving advice to Peggy in the very first episode of Mad Men

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halo effect
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noun.     when a positive trait of a person causes an observer to perceive other positive traits.

Example: To assume just because one is attractive that they must also be smart.

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Fact

In 2009 Debrahlee Lorenzana filed a lawsuit against her bosses at Citibank for supposedly firing her because she was “too hot.” Lorenzana claims she was told she was too distracting and given a list of what types of clothes not to wear. 

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The List

Up Your Office Game, Ladies!

There is no such thing as too much cleavage.
Joke that while it only rained two inches last night, you got seven… twice.
Wear a tube top and ride a pogo stick into all meetings.
Enjoy a popsicle in the break room while staring at the ceiling the entire time.
Announce to your co-workers that you’re going to the can to take a number three then wink.

In a perfect world a woman would be rewarded in corporate America based solely on her merits and contributions in the workplace.

This not being a perfect world, ladies, don’t be afraid to shake what the good Lord gave ya!

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