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But seriously...

So, I have a question for my female friends and female-presenting non-binary friends.
For those of us who present as 'feminine' in the more traditional sense (can be having longer hair, wearing skirts or other 'girly' clothing, being soft-spoken and so forth): do you find people are more ready to question your knowledge than they do that of women who are seen as less 'girly' in presentation? It was noticeable in my last academic jobs that my female colleagues with short hair who dressed in suits tended to be taken more seriously than the rest of us, and were less likely to be asked to undertake extra admin jobs and to do emotional caretaking.
I'd be interested in hearing the experiences of others about this.

Skirt of the day: Blue-tiered the 2nd (as distinct from the beloved, much worn, fragile blue tiered the first.)

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la_marquise_de_
May. 11th, 2016 04:12 pm (UTC)
Re: John Molloy's 2016 dress for success advice -it's all about colours and jackets
Oh, that's interesting: thank you!
And I note it keeps in the higher cost element, too. We are expected to be on trend, while the men wear the same 3 suits for years.
ms_cataclysm
May. 11th, 2016 04:40 pm (UTC)
Re: John Molloy's 2016 dress for success advice -it's all about colours and jackets
It is a big problem -but not just for women.

One of my old employers actually got Suzie Faux in to advise us junior and middle managers (both male and female) how to fake a success wardrobe on a budget.

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