Zloduska wrote:Putting on a short skirt and baring your midriff doesn't make you an airhead; people should be judged by what comes out when they open your mouth. I give men some credit, in that most of them will respect you as long as you reveal yourself to be intelligent and have a pleasant personality through your words and actions-- even if you're wearing a skimpy outfit.
I don't think the point is that skimpy outfits mean you're stupid or this thread has anything to do with prudishness. I would love it if women chose to wear skimpy clothes all the time - well most of them anyway.
I think the point is that when you are required to do so for a job, it makes it less of a choice and more of a performance which is what skeeves me out a bit.
You're behaving as you really are (a good thing) when you wear your skimpy clothes but not necessarily when you are required to wear skimpy clothes for some purpose.
I think they key point here is free choice. Sure women can choose not to work in Hooters or a strip joint. For some though it's an artificial choice. It might be a choice between stripping to feed your family or working 3rd shift at country kitchen and having CPS take your kids away.
On the other hand, for some women I'm sure it's great. Make a bunch of money for no real reason whatsoever other than wearing some silly outfit.