I couldn’t quite believe I was reading this entry in Forbes’ blogs. It’s called “Busted: Chest Size In The Office” by Jenna Goudreau and it’s about professional women’s breast sizes and the issues around too big versus too small.
She writes about “the mixed messages in the media. The pages of most women’s magazine solidify the ideal: Size 0 waist, size DD chest.” That’s the ideal? I actually dated a girl with those proportions and she was incredibly self-conscious about having huge breasts relative to her otherwise tiny figure. (I didn’t mind so much. I’d certainly like to see those women’s magazines that are filled with tiny girls with giant boobs, though.)
Goudreau also writes:
Former Citigroup employee Debrahlee Lorenzana typifies the busty woman who isn’t taken seriously in the office. She filed a lawsuit claiming that she was fired for being too good-looking. Despite trying to hide her curves with turtlenecks, she says she was reprimanded for appearing too sexy. On the other hand, I’ve spoken with women lacking in that area who worry their appearance projects “unwomanliness” rather than power. Some even accentuate other areas—legs or hair and makeup—to compensate. Of course, this can have the opposite effect and cause people to take you less seriously. Is there an office booby bias? Many are left wondering, How much is too much?
My impression of Lorenzana is that she typifies frivolous litigation. I never heard much about her job performance.
Anyway, read the whole thing.