Posted by: bluesyemre | May 22, 2013

Men and women in the office: Are compliments taboo?

  • Many people, even long-time supporters of the President, were dismayed by the comment. Would he have said that about a male fundraiser? And if so, why should physical appearance ever be listed with personality qualities when speaking about qualifications for a job? It’s not the first time a woman in the political public eye, even peripherally so, has been overshadowed by shallow observations about her appearance. Witness the recent ado over Michelle Obama’s bangs. (Seriously, Google “Michelle Obama’s bangs,” and see the results you get.)

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