Posted by: bluesyemre | April 19, 2013

Being taken seriously: the double standard by scicurious

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  • As I was discussing bench-friendly hair the other day (currently, I’ve got piles of pins all in it, holding it back. It may look a little silly, but it’s really comfy), several commenters wondered why I didn’t just put on a baseball cap or a hairnet and call it a day (we do have to wear the hairnets to do animal behavior work, actually, cleanliness FTW!). The issue is, aside from looking really silly in baseball caps (and I do), I actually worry that I’ll look really unprofessional. “NONSENSE!” Cry my commenters! Wear what you like! You’re in academia and you could wear Hawaiian shirts with holey sweatpants in to work every day and no one would care (as long as it’s EH&S compliant!) because academia is about what you DO, not what you look like!

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